On May 30, 1964, The Beatles had new competition in album sales. That was the da…

Written by on May 30, 2018


On May 30, 1964, The Beatles had new competition in album sales. That was the day that The Rolling Stones released their debut LP titled “The Rolling Stones” and subtitled “England’s Newest Hit Makers” in the US.

The American version was different from the version released in the UK in that the UK album cover didn’t have any writing on it other than the Decca logo. Also the track “Not Fade Away” (the A-side of the band’s third UK single) replaced “Mona (I Need You Baby)” on the US version. Upon its release, “England’s Newest Hitmakers” reached No. 11 in the US, going gold in the process. To date, this is the only one of the Stones’ American studio albums that failed to place in the top five on the Billboard album charts.

Happy 54th Birthday to “England’s Newest Hit Makers”!!

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