THE ROLLING STONES Scored No 1 UK Hit With ‘THE LAST TIME’ 58 Years Ago

Great 7″ singles from the past

16 March 2023

Today 58 years ago, on 16 March 1965, imperishable rock icons THE ROLLING STONES scored their third number-one hit in their home country UK with classic cracker ‘THE LAST TIME’ with that awesome Keef riff. It was the first No 1 credited to songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, nicknamed The Glimmer Twins. The song was recorded in California.

The resemblance with The Staple Singers tune This May Be The Last Time was
pretty obvious, but no claim was filed. On the other hand, the money greedy former
Rolling Stones business lawyer Allen Klein, whose company ABKCO Records owns the rights to all 60s Stones music, sued English rock band The Verve for using samples of the Andrew Oldham Orchestra (the band’s young, but tremendously clever manager) recording of The Last Time for their mega-hit Bitter Sweet Symphony.

The Rolling Stones

The Staple Singers

The Andrew Oldham Orchestra

The Verve


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