9th May

Brian signed a 3-year recording contract between Stones and Andrew Oldham and Eric Easton.

10th May

First official recording session for Stones at (old) Olympic Studios, London.

Engineer: Roger Savage.

Producer: Andrew Oldham.

Cut Come On and I Want To Be Loved.

11th May

First article and photo on Stones in Record Mirror Music Paper.

14th May

Tape Lease Agreements between Stones and Decca Records.

7th June

Record release: Rolling Stones release Come On, their first single in UK b/w I Want To Be Loved (Decca F.11675).

It reached number 20 in the charts.

13th June

First press article in the national paper the Daily Mirror.

16th June

Last show at Crawdaddy Club, Station Hotel, Richmond, Surrey.

29th June

Andrew Oldham smartening Stones up. Bought stage outfits in Carnaby Street - leather waistcoats and dog-tooth jackets.

30th June

The first show at Crawdaddy Club, Athletic Ground, Richmond.

7th July

Stones first TV show: ABC TV's Thank Your Lucky Stars at the Alpha Studios, Aston, Birmingham, in dog-tooth jackets.


Mick Jagger started going out with Chrissie Shrimpton and they were together for three years.

Stones now doing ballroom shows around England.

13th July

First Show out of London and its suburbs at The Outlook Club, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire supporting The Hollies.

19th July

First cancelled show at St. Clements Hall, Hastings, Sussex as Brian was ill.

8th August

Recording Session: Stones at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London. Cut four tracks for the first EP which was No.1 for weeks.

9th August

Stones did their first endorsement for Vox Equipment.

11th August

Show: 3rd Richmond Jazz Festival, Athletic Grounds, Richmond where they were bottom of the bill. It caused a sensation.


Bill Wyman left work and turned professional with the Stones.

23rd August

Stones first appearance on Ready, Steady, Go! TV show playing live.

2nd September

Bill Wyman stopped using homemade bass guitar and bought a Framus Star Bass.


Brian, Mick and Keith Richards left the Edith Grove flat and moved to separate accommodation.

10th September

John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave the Stones the song I Wanna Be Your Man.

15th September

Show: Great Pop Prom, Royal Albert Hall, London.

28th September

BBC Radio's Saturday Club featured Charlie, Brian and Bill backing Bo Diddley.

29th September

The first night of the Everly Brothers/Bo Diddley UK package tour which ran until the end of November.

30th September

Mick terminated his studies at the London School of Economics.

5th October

Little Richard joined the Everly Brothers tour.

1st November

Record release: Rolling Stones second single in UK I Wanna Be Your Man b/w Stoned (Decca F.11764).

Got to number 9 in charts.

21st December

Stones Christmas ad in the New Record Mirror said ‘Best Wishes To All The Starving Hairdressers & Their Families’.

6th January

Stones first night of the Top of The Ronettes Tour of the UK until January 27th.

10th January

Record release: Rolling Stones first EP in UK - The Rolling Stones - (Decca DFE.8560).