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Rolling Stones songs: Road Runner
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Written by: McDaniel
Recorded: IBC Studios, London, England, March 11 1963
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012

From Wikipedia:
“Road Runner” is a 12-bar blues song performed by American rock and roll performer Bo Diddley, originally released as a single by Checker Records in January 1960, and later released on the LP record Bo Diddley in the Spotlight. The song reached #20 on Billboard magazine’s Hot R&B Sides chart, and #75 on the Hot 100. The song has since been recorded by many artists.

The beep-beep chorus of the song clearly references the Roadrunner animated character with its triumphant beep-beep.

The session(s) for “Road Runner” took place late September 1959 at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois and backing Diddley (vocals, guitar) were Jerome Green (maracas, backing vocals), Clifton James (drums), guest pianist Otis Spann, Peggy Jones (guitar, backing vocals), and Bobby Baskerville (backing vocals).

The song is often confused with (I’m a) Road Runner, an R & B song written by the songwriting team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Holland Jr.

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