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Earliest Known Jagger-Richards Collaboration Sold at Auction

Recorded in 1961, the tape has the sound of the Stones

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The Rolling Stones pose for a portrait in London, England circa 1962.

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The earliest known recorded collaboration between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards was to be auctioned off May 25 at Christie's in London. The tape, which was expected to go for $72,000 to $88,000, was made in '61 by one of Jagger's Dartford Grammar School classmates. The recording includes "Around and Around," "Little Queenie" and "La Bamba." "It is the Stones sound, although it precedes the formation of the group," says Carey Wallace, a pop specialist at Christie's. Sources say the Stones plan to record acoustic material at an Amsterdam, Netherlands, club later this month and expect to release a new album in the fall, which may also include material recorded in Japan with producer Don Was. The Stones are touring Europe, and sources say the band may tour America again next year.

This story is from the June 15, 1995 issue of Rolling Stone.


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