IT'S ALIVE: The Rolling Stones "Not Fade Away" (The Mike Douglas Show, 1964)
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On this day in 1964, brand new band The Rolling Stones appeared on The Mike Douglas Show to promote their very first US single, a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away." Knowing what we know now about the legendary rockers, it's amazing to see them at this stage in their career; when asked how long they've been together, Mick Jagger answers, "eighteen months."
Even then, they had already made an undeniable mark on their audiences. Before the performance, there is a short interview with Douglas, including a segment where a handful of ecstatic female fans can hardly contain their excitement when introduced directly to the band. It was clear that they were on their way.