On This Day – The Stones’ TV Debut & First Single

The Stones made their TV debut this day in 1963 on Thank Your Lucky Stars playing their first single C’mon.

It may come a surprise to some of the younger readers that The Stones were once a rock and blues band playing blues covers. Their first album, imaginatively titled The Rolling Stones featured songs by Bobby Troup (Route 66), Willie Dixon (I Just Want to Make Love to You), Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddly, Skip James, and Rufus Thomas.

It all goes to reinforce my view that without the Blues we would have no Rock or Jazz.

This is the magnificent Carol Barnes with Route 66….

The epitome of Blues The incredible Muddy.

Rufus walking his pet in the 60s

The Stones take their turn

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I am not knocking the Stones, we all build on the shoulders of those that went before. I just think that we do not laud those that went before enough.


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