Rolling Stones Unleashed

Listen To Early BBC Recordings From 1963-65

BY: Rudie Obias

It’s hard to believe that The Rolling Stones have been around since 1962. Over the past 55 years, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have re-invented the band through many different music trends and genres, but they amazingly still have the same British school boy feel and sound, even though Ronnie Wood, the youngest in the band is a ripe 70 years old.

The very influential rock band just released a collection of early recordings between 1963-65. On Air contains 18 tracks (32 for the deluxe edition), live and studio broadcasts from the BBC. If you want to hear the very early stages of how a band from England transformed blues and R&B covers to the Rock and Roll giants that they are today, then this is the release for you.

The collection, which also comes in a limited-edition deluxe yellow vinyl, contains early versions of The Rolling Stones’ covers of Chuck Berry songs, such as “Come On,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Carol” and “Memphis, Tennessee,” while it also features early versions of classic hit singles like “The Last Time” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

There’s also a hardcover coffee table book (sold separately) titled “Rolling Stones on Air in the Sixties: TV and Radio History As It Happened” that works as a companion to the early recordings. It features glossy photos and chronicles the band’s rise to early stardom. It even comes with a DVD that features rare, never-before-released footage of The Rolling Stones early TV appearances.

The Rolling Stones’ On Air on is now available on Spotify and Amazon.com.