Listen: The very first time The Rolling Stones set foot in a recording studio

The Rolling Stones – “You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover”(1962)

The Rolling Stones take their status as recording artists one step further past the Little Boy Blues demo stage in their career. They bravely book into the Curly Clayton Soound Studios in North London, inviting Tony Chapman to be their drummer for the day. In an hour the band record three classic R&B tracks(1) by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Bo Diddley, hoping to impress a record company. EMI turns the disc down flat and someone at Decca is overheard saying, “It’s a great band, but you’ll never get anywhere with that singer”))).