Rolling Stones release first singles – and play their first gig outside London

Now renamed the Rolling Stones, the band releases their first single, a Chuck Berry cover, Come On on June 7. The single reached #21 on the UK singles chart.

On July 13, the Rolling Stones play their first gig outside London at a club in Middlesbrough, England as part of the package tour. They share the bill with The Hollies.

Autumn sees the band open for Little Richard, Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers on a full UK tour. They release their second single, a cover of the Lennon–McCartney track, I Wanna Be Your Man. The single reached #12 on the UK singles chart.