Beatles ( The ) - I Wanna Be Your Man

First performance: 16/06/2022


Coverinfo

2022-06-16 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
 
Bruce makes a guest appearance with Paul McCartney, leading Paul's band through "Glory Days" and singing on his first ever performance of "I Wanna Be Your Man" midshow before returning to the stage to play guitar on the show-closing "The End". Jon Bon Jovi is also in the building and leads the crowd in "Happy Birthday" to Paul during the encores. Paul McCartney announced Springsteen with the words, “We've got a special surprise for you. He's a friend of mine, a boy from the neighborhood." When the audience" started to shout " Bruuuce ", McCartney laughed, "I think you guessed him." Bruce wished Paul McCartney “happy birthday” en started ‘Glory Days’ . 
 
 
 
2022-06-25 Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
Bruce makes a surprise appearance at Paul McCartney's headlining show on the Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage. Bruce reprises his guest spots on "Glory Days" and "I Wanna Be Your Man" after earlier guest Dave Grohl leaves the stage; both are back out for the show-closing "The End".
 
 
 

Songinfo

"I Wanna Be Your Man" is a Lennon–McCartney-penned song recorded and released as a single by the Rolling Stones, and then recorded by the Beatles. The song was primarily written by Paul McCartney, and finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a Richmond club while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking. The Beatles' version was sung by Ringo Starr and appeared on the group's second UK album, With the Beatles, released 22 November 1963 and on the US release Meet the Beatles!, released on 20 January 1964. The song contains a heavy Bo Diddley beat. This was acknowledged by Bo Diddley himself in the song "London Stomp" (album "Hey Good Lookin'"). He sings "Hey, Liverpool, we got the London Stomp" over a "I Wanna Be Your Man" background.
 
 
 
 
The Rolling Stones version:
Released as their second single on 1 November 1963, the Stones' version was an early hit, peaking at number 12 on the British chart. Their rendition features Brian Jones' distinctive slide guitar and Bill Wyman's driving bass playing. It is one of the few Rolling Stones songs to feature only Brian Jones on backing vocals.
On 1 January 1964, the Stones’ “I Wanna Be Your Man“ was the first song ever performed on the BBC’s Top of the Pops.
 
  

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

"The Beatles were cool. They were classical, formal, and created the idea of an independent unit where everything could come out of your garage. The "Meet the Beatles" album cover, those four head shots. I remember, I seen 'em at J. J. Newberry's. It was the first thing I saw when you ran down to the five–and–ten cent store. There were no record stores. There weren't enough records, I don't think, in those days. There was a little set by the toys where they sold a few albums. And I remember running in and seeing that album cover with those four headshots. It was like the silent gods of Olympus. Your future was just sort of staring you in the face. I remember thinking, "That's too cool. I'm never gonna get there, man, never." And then in some fanzine I came across a picture of the Beatles in Hamburg. And they had on the leather jackets and the slick–backed pompadours, they had acned faces. I said, hey, "Wait a minute, those are the guys I grew up with, only they were Liverpool wharf rats." So minus their Nehru jackets and the haircuts – so these guys, they're kids. They're a lot cooler than me, but they're still kids. There must be a way to get there from here.  "
 
 
 

Lyrics

I wanna be your lover, baby
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your lover, baby
I wanna be your man
Love you like no other, baby
Like no other, can
Love you like no other, baby
Like no other, can
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your man
Tell me that you love me, baby
Let me understand
Tell me that you love me, baby
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your lover, baby
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your lover, baby
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your man, I wanna be your man
I wanna be your man, I wanna be your man
Hey, oh, oh
Oh, oh
I wanna be your lover, baby
I wanna be your man
I wanna be your lover, baby
I wanna be your man
Love you like no other, baby
Like no other, can
Love you like no other, baby
Like no other, can
I wanna be your man, I wanna be your man
I wanna be your man, I wanna be your man
I wanna be your man
Oh, I wanna be your man
Come on, I wanna be your man
Now let me be your man