The Beatles: WATCH The Rolling Stones sing Fab Four song in classic archive footage
One of the oldest rock and roll rivalries was between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones during the sixties. The Fab Four even wrote The Stones first big hit in the UK, I Wanna Be Your Man. And now archive footage of the band playing The Beatles’ Eight Days A Week has been unearthed.
In the video, from around 1965, The Rolling Stones are seen having a sing-song together while chilling out backstage.
Keith Richards is playing the guitar and after the first song he suddenly bursts into Eight Days A Week with a smirk.
Mick Jagger and the others suddenly join the spontaneous cover of their rivals.
Spotted by Far Out Magazine, the footage is from a documentary film about The Rolling Stones called Charlie Is My Darling.
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The 64-minute documentary was produced by their manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
It follows The Rolling Stones on a car trip from London to Heathrow Airport.
Before following the band on to Dublin where they played some big gigs.
In 1988, Jagger ended up inducting The Beatles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
During his speech, The Rolling Stones singer revealed which Beatles song made him sick with jealously.
Jagger said: “At that point, the Stones were playing at these little clubs in London.
“[We were] doing Chuck Berry songs and blues and things.
“And we [were] a pretty scruffy lot and we thought that we were totally unique animals. I mean there was no one like us.”
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He continued: “And then we heard there was a group from Liverpool.
“This group, they had long hair, scruffy clothes but they had a record contract.
“And they had a record in the charts, with a bluesy harmonica on it, called Love Me Do.
“When I heard the combination of all these things, I was almost sick.”
Then thanking The Beatles, Jagger added: “Later on they gave us our first big hit in England, which was a song they wrote called I Wanna Be Your Man.
“And we were really grateful for that because that really broke us in England.
“But the example of the way they wrote and the original way they crafted their songs wasn’t lost on us.”
“We had a lot of rivalry and a little bit of friction in those early years, but we always ended up friends and I like to think we still are.”
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