A Rolling Stones song from 1964 has been discovered in an attic in Torquay, where it has sat for 50 years.
“No One Loves You More Than Me” was recorded by the fledgling group in 1964, during one of their first sessions at IBC Studios, in London’s Portland Place, reports The Telegraph.
The unmarked, 17 minute tape was apparently discarded by the band after the recording sessions.
Jeremy Nielsen, a friend of a sound engineer who worked the studio, found the tape when he visited the studio in 1967.
Aside from “No One Loves You More Than Me”, the tape also contains two versions of “As Tears Go By” and an early recording of “Congratulations”.
Other songs on the recording include covers of “Diddley Daddy”, “Roadrunner”, “Bright Lights, Big City”, “I Want To Be Loved” and “Baby’s What’s Wrong”.
Nielsen, who lives in Torquay, Devon, said: “It amazes me that I didn’t know what it was at the time. It was only when I read a chapter in Keith Richards‘ book that I became curious and decided to play it. After I heard it I looked up the track ‘No One Loves You More Than Me’ and found it doesn’t appear anywhere, it’s like that song doesn’t exist.”
The demo tape containing the song is to be auctioned next month.
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