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Famous Firsts by the Rolling Stones

The Stones' first concert, No. 1 hit, and more

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

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  • First album released in the UK: The Rolling Stones (April 16, 1964)
  • First album released in the U.S.: England's Newest Hitmakers (U.S. version of The Rolling Stones) (May, 30 1964)
  • First single released in the UK: "Come On," cover of a Chuck Berry song (June 7, 1963)
  • First single released in the U.S.: "Not Fade Away" cover of a Buddy Holly song (February 21, 1964)
  • First single released written by Jagger and Richards: "Tell Me (Youbre Coming Back)" (June 1964)
  • First No. 1 single in the UK: "It's All Over Now," written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack (June 26, 1964)
  • First single released written by Jagger and Richards to reach No. 1 on the UK charts: "The Last Time" (February 1965)
  • First No. 1 single in the U.S.: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (June 1965)
  • First No. 1 album in the UK: The Rolling Stones No. 2 (January 1965)
  • First No. 1 album in the U.S.: Out of Our Heads (July 1965)
  • First live album released in the UK: Got Live If You Want It? (December 1966)
  • First television appearance in the U.S.: The Hollywood Palace, hosted by Dean Martin. (June 3, 1964)
  • First appearance in a theatrical film: T.A.M.I. Show, a concert film (December 29, 1964)
  • First live performance together in England: July 12, 1962, at the Marquee Club, London.
  • First full concert tour: Fall 1963. They opened for Little Richard, Bo Diddley, and The Everly Brothers in the United Kingdom.
  • First headlining tour: January 1964, with the Ronettes.
  • First tour in the U.S.: June 1964.
  • The first album released on their own label, Rolling Stones Records: Sticky Fingers
  • First major band to stream a concert live on the Internet: They were appearing at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on their Voodoo Lounge tour. (November 1994)
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