'Time Is On My Side' - The Rolling Stones


Writer: Norman Meade

Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham

Recorded: June 1964 at Regent Sound Studios in London; November 1964 at Chess Studios in Chicago

Released: September 1964

Players: Mick Jagger -- vocals
Keith Richards -- guitar, vocals
Brian Jones -- guitar
Bill Wyman -- bass
Charlie Watts -- drums
Album: 12x5 (Decca,1964)

Rolling Stones manager-producer Andrew Loog Oldham was given "Time Is On My Side," originally recorded by soul singer Irma Thomas, by music-industry impresarios Tommy LiPuma andBob Krasnow.

The Stones actually recorded the song twice: originally in London -- the version that was first released as a single -- and later in Chicago while the Stones toured the U.S. The latter version was substituted as the single and appeared on the Stones' 12x5 album.

Keith Richards has said that "Time Is On My Side" reminds him of Brian Jones.

"Time Is On My Side" was the Stones' first Top 10 single in the U.S.

A live version of "Time Is On My Side" was also the B-side of the 1982 single "Twenty Flight Rock."

12x5 was the first Stones album to hit the Top Five in the U.S., reaching Number Three on the Billboard 200 and earning a gold album certification.