The Rolling Stones Played Their First Show SIXTY Year Ago on 12 July 1962 - Noise11.com
The Pretty Things Sessions at Noise11

Dick Taylor of The Pretty Things and original member of The Rolling Stones at Noise11

The Rolling Stones Played Their First Show SIXTY Year Ago on 12 July 1962

by Paul Cashmere on July 13, 2022

in News

The Rolling Stones, or as they were known on the Marquee that night … the Rollin’ Stones, played their very first show at the Marquee Club in London on 12 July 1962.

The line-up then was Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards on guitar, Brian Jones on guitar, Ian Stewart on keyboards, Tony Chapman on drums and Dick Taylor in bass. Bill Wyman joined on 7 December, 1962. Charlie Watts joined in January, 1963.

When Dick Taylor visited Noise11.com in 2012 he recalled that there was no thought of success in the early days. “The thought of making a living out of it was far from our minds, far from the Stones minds,” he tells Noise11.com. “Well, maybe Brian (Jones). Brian really wanted to crack it.”

Dick also rejects the story that The Stones was originally Brian Jones’ band. “There was always the big rift between to do with him thinking he started The Rolling Stones,” he said. “The fact is it was an amalgamation of two bands. It was his band and the thing we were doing already.

That “thing” was called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. Taylor was in the Blue Boys with Mick and Keith. They merged with a band Brian Jones was putting together and became The Rollin’ Stones.

“Imagine what would have happened if that happened to be the big success,” Dick says.

Phil May says The Stones would have happened with or without Brian Jones. “I think Mick and Keith had produced enough material even if Brian hadn’t joined. I think Brian was an incredible ingredient and owed to the success of The Stones but if I had to take one of the three of them out, or even two of the five of them out, I suppose Bill (Wyman) and Brian would be the two you could have lost and still had a band that meant something”.

Brian does speak highly of Charlie Watts. “I think Charlie was essential. He was the Ringo to their whatever,” he says.

Watch the Noise11 interview with Phil May and Dick Taylor.

The setlist for the very first Rolling Stones show from the Marquee, Londone 50 years ago was:
Kansas City (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
Baby What’s Wrong (Willie Dixon)
Confessin’ The Blues (Walter Brown/Jay McShann)
Bright Lights, Big City (Jimmy Reed/Mary Lee Reed)
Dust My Blues (Elmore James)
Down The Road Apiece (Tony Raye)
I’m A Love You (Jimmy Reed)
Bad Boy (Eddy Taylor)
I Ain’t Got You (Calvin Carter)
Hush-Hush (Jimmy Reed)
Ride ‘Em On Down (Eddy Taylor)
Back In The USA (Chuck Berry)
Kind Of Lonesome (Jimmy Reed)
Blues Before Sunrise (Elmore James)
Big Boss Man (Luther Dixon/Al Smith)
Don’t Stay Out All Night (Billy Boy Arnold)
Tell Me That You Love Me (Jimmy Reed)
Happy Home (Elmore James)

‘Ride ‘Em On Down’, the Eddy Taylor song, was first released on the ‘Blue & Lonesome’ album in 2016.

‘Down The Road Apiece’ was released on the 1965 album ‘The Rolling Stones Now!’.

‘Confessin’ The Blues’ popped up on ‘12×5’ in 1964.

Stay updated with your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Be the first to see NOISE.com’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

The Beatles Revolver box
The Beatles Reveal Another Glimpse of Revolver with Tomorrow Never Knows Take 1

Here is a second taste of The Beatles 'Tomorrow Never Knows' Take 1. Well, sort of. It is not really a reveal because Take 1 of 'Tomorrow Never Knows' was previously released on Anthology 2 in 1996.

40 mins ago
Beach Boys Sail On Sailor
Beach Boys To Honor Their 1972 Era With Sail On Sailor Box Set

The Beach Boys have a new box set ‘Sail On Sailor’ focused around 1972 and the albums ‘Carl and the Passions’ and ‘Holland’ on the way.

3 days ago
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Baz Luhrmann Still Plans To Release The Britney Spears Elvis Presley Mash-Up

Baz Luhrmann is hoping to release a much-loved mash-up of Elvis Presley's 'Viva Las Vegas' and Britney Spears' 'Toxic'.

7 days ago
The Beatles Revolver box
Giles Martin Has Used Peter Jackson’s AI Technology To De-Mix Revolver

Giles Martin has revealed that he used Peter Jackson’s Artifical Intelligence developed for the ‘Get Back’ documentary to “demix” and then remix ‘Revolver’ for the upcoming Beatles box set.

September 23, 2022
Stevie Nicks ADOTG at Rochford Winery on Saturday 18 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Stevie Nicks Releases Cover of Stephen Stills ‘For What Its Worth’

Stevie Nicks has released a cover of the Stephen Stills’ Buffalo Springfield classic ‘For What Its Worth’ this Friday.

September 22, 2022
John Farnham photo by Ros O'Gorman
Update on the Health of John Farnham 22 September 2022

The family of John Farnham has issued a further update on John's health.

September 22, 2022
Louis Armstrong "Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule"
Louis Armstrong First Ever Christmas Album To Be Released

For the first time ever a Louis Armstrong Christmas album will be released.

September 19, 2022