New Rolling Stones song unearthed after spending 50 years in a man’s loft

A previously unknown song by the Rolling Stones has been discovered after languishing in a loft for nearly half a century

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The unearthed Rolling Stones tape Photo: BNPS & Rex

With legions of fans around the world and hundreds of books devoted to the band it is hard to imagine there would be anything left undiscovered about the Rolling Stones’ back catalogue.

But, incredibly, a previously unknown song by the band has been discovered after languishing in a retired business man’s loft for nearly half a century.

The track, ‘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.

The 17-minute tape, which also includes three unreleased versions of the group’s more famous songs, is now being put up for sale.

It could have easily been lost forever.

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Jeremy Nielsen, the owner of the tapes Photo: BNPS/TracksAuctions

The unmarked tape was apparently thrown away Mick Jagger and his bandmates after the recording sessions – only to be saved from destruction four years later by Jeremy Nielsen, a friend of a sound engineer who worked the studio.

Mr Nielsen, then aged 19, found the tape when he visited the studio, near BBC Broadcasting House, in 1967 and was allowed to take unwanted demos and tapes that were due to be burnt.

He never listened to his haul and simply threw them in a box, forgetting about them for the next five decades.

It wasn’t until he read Keith Richards’ autobiography, two years ago, that he realised the world-famous band had recorded at the studio in their early days.

It prompted the 67-year-old to root around the attic for the tapes he’d found years earlier, at which point he took it to a recording studio and discovered he had been sitting on a potential treasure trove.

The Rolling Stones themselves are understood to be excited at the prospect of hearing the song for the first time in more than 50 years.

A source close to the band told The Telegraph: “They would love the fact a previously unknown track has been found like this. I’m sure they’ll remember recording it. They remember that era very well, when they were first starting out and before they started having hits.”

Read more at the Telegraph

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