Upon hearing it, Mick and the boys decided to model their number after Elmore James’ style. Brian Jones played some rudimentary slide guitar parts as well as contributing background vocals. Issued in November 1963 as the band’s second UK single, “I Wanna Be Your Man” charted at #12 in Britain. In the US, it was issued as a flip side of their first American single “Not Fade Away.”
Within weeks of The Stones’ release, The Beatles’ issued their second UK LP “With the Beatles” that included “I Wanna Be Your Man.” The corresponding album in the US, “Meet the Beatles,” also included this tune that featured Ringo Starr on lead vocals and George Martin on Hammond organ.