Under The Covers: Other Artists Covering Beatles Songs: ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’- The Rolling Stones. The Beatles would release the song with Ringo singing lead on With The Beatles. The Beatles wrote ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ for the up and coming Rolling Stones in 1963.
According to Mick Jagger in 1968-
We knew [the Beatles] by then and we were rehearsing and Andrew brought Paul and John down to the rehearsal. They said they had this tune, they were really hustlers then. I mean the way they used to hustle tunes was great: ‘Hey Mick, we’ve got this great song.’ So they played it and we thought it sounded pretty commercial, which is what we were looking for, so we did it like Elmore James or something. I haven’t heard it for ages but it must be pretty freaky ’cause nobody really produced it. It was completely crackers, but it was a hit and sounded great onstage.