23 SEPTEMBER 1966
The Rolling Stones released ‘Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow’ on this day. It reached #5 in the UK, a relatively disappointing outcome for the Stones, who by this time were used to topping the charts.
To be fair, it’s not a very good song by their standards. It feels overproduced and brassy, and even the Stones themselves were unhappy with the final cut, but this proved to be just a blip as the Stones would produce much better material in 1967 as they fully embraced psychedelia.
B-side: 'Who's Driving Your Plane?'
Released: 23 September 1966 (US & UK)
Highest chart position: #5 (UK), #9 (US)
Recorded: 31 August - 2 September 1966 at IBC Studios, London
Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham