Not Fade Away

Album: The Rolling Stones (1964)
Charted: 3 48
  • I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
    You're gonna give your love to me
    I'm gonna love you night and day
    Well love is love and not fade away
    Well love is love and not fade away

    My love bigger than a Cadillac
    I try to show it and you're drivin' me back
    Your love for me has got to be real
    For you to know just how I feel
    Love is real and not fade away
    Well love is real and not fade away

    I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
    You're gonna give your love to me
    Love to last more than one day
    Well love is love and not fade away
    Well love is love and not fade away
    Well love is love and not fade away
    Love, love is love and not fade away
    Not fade away
    Not fade away

Comments: 16

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1964 {June 18th} the Rolling Stones performed "Not Fade Away" on the nationally syndicated television program, 'The Mike Douglas Show'...
    At the time the song was at position #74 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, four weeks later it would peak at #48 {for 1 week} and it spent thirteen weeks on the Top 100...
    The week "Not Fade Away" peaked at #48, their "Tell Me" was at #62 on the Hot Top 100 chart, on August 2nd it peaked at #24 (for 2 weeks)...
    And the day of their appearance on the 'Douglas' show, their scheduled concert at the New Haven Arena in New Haven, Connecticut for that day was canceled due to poor ticket sales...
    https://www.robertedwardauctions.com/auction/2012/spring/1467/1964-rolling-stones-first-american-tour-concert-poster-famous-canceled-due-poor-ticket-sales/
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 27th 1964, the Rolling Stones performed "Not Fade Away" on the BBC-TV program 'Top of the Pops', it was the quintet's second appearance on the show...
    At the time the song was in its first week on the United Kingdom's Top 40 chart at position #29; four weeks later it would peak at #3 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 10 weeks...
    Their next release, "It's All Over Now", would be their first U.K. #1 record, it reached the top spot for one week on July 12th, and their next four releases would also peak at #1...
    R.I.P. Brian Jones {1942 - 1969}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 2nd 1964, the Rolling Stones appeared in concert* for the first time on American soil when they played at the Lynn High School Football Field in Lynn, Massachusetts...
    At the time the Stones' debut record on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, "Not Fade Away", was at position #82; and on July 12th, 1964 it would peak at #48 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 13 weeks...
    * Also performing that night in Lynn, MA were Bobby Goldsboro and Johnny Rivers; and at the time Bobby's "Whenever He Holds You" was at #59 and Johnny's "Memphis" was at #63...
    {See next post below, that event happen earlier in the day, and they did not perform a song on the show, just an interview}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 2nd 1964, the Rolling Stones appeared on American TV for first time, they were guests on the N.Y.C. ABC-TV affiliated program 'The Les Crane Show'...
    Can't find on the internet if they performed a song on the show or were just interviewed, at the time their covered version of "Not Fade Away" was in its sixth week on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny'The bad boys enter the American charts'
    On April 26th 1964 when the Stones' debut record in America, "Not Fade Away", entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #98; and on July 12th it peaked at #48 (for 1 week) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    The week "Not Fade Away" peaked at #48, the quintet's 2nd charted record, "Tell Me", was at #62 and on August 2nd it peaked at #24 (for 2 weeks)...
    Three of the four Stones are in their 70s and, sadly, come January I will join them.
  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceThis was the first British Top 10 for The Stones.
  • Emily from Detroit, MiI love in the video posted here how they shriek every time MIck does that little move!! You can see why he later did so much dancing -- this is a very careful performance on his part. Brian Jones's harmonica is awesome here -- what a talented musician he was.
  • Dale from Santa Fe, NmKurt Cobain's suicide note quoted Neil Young: "It's better to burn out than to fade away" and not lines from this song.
  • Jonathan from Bishop, Englandim sure this says "Love thats real does not fade away" but when i look up lyrics it says "Love real not fade away". Am i wrong?
  • James from Gettysburg, PaThis phrase is just as much rock'n roll as the Rolling Stones' name is. It's in:
    Bellbottom Blues - by Derek and the Dominos
    Hey Hey My My- by Neil Young
    My Generation - by the Who
    It was in Kurt Cobain's suicide note as well.
  • Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaUsed to superb effect as the opening number on their Voodoo Lounge tour of 94-95.
  • Sam from Shanghai, ChinaThe Buddy Holly version definitely uses the Bo Diddley beat. Buddy Holly even sings the "ba-baba-baaa" in the intro. Like Wyman says though, it's much less noticeable. Keith's chugging acoustic rhythm playing really forces it down your throat in the Stones' version, and I've gotta say, I love it! The guitar/harmonica break is also fantastic.
  • Joey from Nowhere Land, CaI like this version better than Buddy's..though I usually prefer the original, I think this one sounds better
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI have never heard this version, but the original doesn't sound like it's being played with the Bo Didley beat. At least, not the way I've heard it.
  • Alan from Grande Prairie, Alberta, CanadaGives you an idea of Holly's influence on the British invasion.
  • Simon from Brno, Czech RepublicBrian Jones played the harmonica.
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