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On this day in music history: February 21, 1964 - “Not Fade Away” by The Rolling Stones is released in the UK (US release date is on March 6, 1964). Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, it is the third UK single and debut release in the US for the legendary British rock band. The song is a cover of The Buddy Holly & Crickets single originally released in 1957, and is a regular part of bands’ live performances at the time. The Stones’ version is recorded on January 10, 1964 at Olympic Studios in London, UK. The song is also included on the US version of their debut album. The US release of the single features the Lennon and McCartney penned “I Wanna Be Your Man” on the B-side, which is recorded by the Stones first on October 7, 1963, and released in the UK as the A-side of their second single on November 1, 1963. US 45 is also issued in a rare picture sleeve featuring the same photo used on the cover of their first US album “England’s Newest Hitmakers - The Rolling Stones” and its UK counterpart “The Rolling Stones”. “Not Fade Away” peaks at #3 on the UK singles chart, and #48 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Songs That Remind Me Of The Outsiders

- Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
- Grease by Frankie Valli
- At The Hop by Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids
- Donna by Ritchie Valens
- Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis
- You’re So Square by Buddy Holly and the Chirping Crickets
- Tonight Tonight by Dion and the Belmonts
- A Teenager In Love by Dion and the Belmonts