Recording "We Love You"

Wednesday, July 19, 1967 • For The Rolling Stones

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the We Love You / Dandelion 7" Single.
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Some songs from this session appear on:

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From, July 19, 2021:

The albeit fleeting incarceration of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards after their drug convictions of 1967 was one of the biggest stories of what became known — ironically, in their case — as the Summer of Love.

This extraordinary entry in the history of the Rolling Stones was soon illustrated by the band’s own memorable single inspired by the affair, “We Love You.” At a nighttime recording session at Olympic Studios on July 19 that year, backing vocals and percussion for the upcoming Decca release were laid down by Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

The gesture by the two Beatles was a show of solidarity for their friends and a measure of the outrage felt about Jagger and Richards’ imprisonment. Even as the case was ongoing, an earlier such gesture had been made by The Who, when they recorded swiftly-convened covers of “The Last Time” and “Under My Thumb.” […]

Last updated on December 17, 2022

Songs recorded


We Love You

Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards




Paul McCartney:
Handclaps, Backing vocals
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Handclaps

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