John Lennon and Paul McCartney co-wrote "I Wanna Be Your Man" as a song for Ringo to sing (Ringo sung lead on at least one song on each album). Shortly after composing the song, they decided to give it to the Rolling Stones to record, as well. Quoting Paul: "John and I were walking along Charing Cross Road when passing in a taxi were Mick [Jagger] and Keith [Richards]. We were each other's counterparts in many ways because they became the writers in the group and were the twosome, the couple, as it were. So they shouted from the taxi and we yelled, 'Hey, hey, give us a list, give us a lift,' and we bummed a lift off them. So there were the four of us sitting in a taxi and I think Mick said, 'Hey, we're recording. Got any songs?' And we said, 'Aaah, yes, sure, we got one. How about Ringo's song? You could do it as a single.' Ad they went for it and Bo Diddleyed it up a bit" (Miles, page 154).
"I Wanna Be Your Man" became the Rolling Stones' second single (with "Stoned" as the B side), released 1 November 1963.
The Stones' release actually preceded The Beatles own recording, which was done in September and October 1963, and included on the album With the Beatles, released 22 November 1963.
Miles, Barry. Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now. Henry Holt and Company, Inc, New York, NY, 1997.
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