I won this record and picture sleeve at a church dance when I was a teenager. I remember at the time thinking the group was just plain ugly. I also liked the flip side, “Congratulations,” better than the hit side. Little did I realize at the time that I was holding a piece of rock ‘n’ roll history.
“Time Is On My Side” was the first single by The Rolling Stones to reach the American top ten. It would rise to number six during the fall of 1964.
The Stones at the time were still rhythm & blues based but were expanding in a rock direction. “Time Is One My Side” is one of the first great Mick Jagger vocals.
The song is now part of The Rolling Stones vast catalogue and legacy. It remains instantly recognizable to many rock fans 46 years after its initial release.
The flip side is still pretty good too.