Little Red Rooster

Little Red Rooster by The Rolling Stones was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, December 3, 1964 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This is a blues standard written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1961 as "The Red Rooster." The Stones, who recorded a lot of blues covers in their early years, first heard it from Howlin' Wolf and Sam Cooke. The Stones' manager, Andrew Oldham, wanted them to record this in order to keep their image as a tough, naughty band, essentially the opposite of The Beatles.

Little Red Rooster FAQs

Who sang Little Red Rooster?

Little Red Rooster was performed by The Rolling Stones

What year did Little Red Rooster get to the UK number 1 spot?

Little Red Rooster first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, December 3, 1964

How long was Little Red Rooster at number 1 in the UK?

Little Red Rooster spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.