On September 5, 1964 the Rolling Stones embarked on their fourth UK package tour ('The Rolling Stones Show"), which lasted until October 11. Between dates the band found time for a recording session at Regent Sound Studios (September 28-29) and a BBC radio session (October 8), during which they taped "2120 South Michigan Avenue", regrettably without Stu's organ playing.
On October 23, 1964 the Rolling Stones flew to New York City for their second US tour. During the tour, which lasted until November 15, the band entered RCA Studios, Hollywood (where Elvis Presley recorded many of his hits), for their first recording sessions there.
Under the supervision of engineer Dave Hassinger, the Stones recorded six tracks for their upcoming second album, among which a cover version of Solomon Burke's "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love". In the Stones' version, which doesn't rely on the typical three-minute pop formula, the song almost reaches a standstill at one stage, until Mick Jagger lurches the 'jam' forward again. Ian 'Stu' Stewart is on piano.
Adapted from the following sources:
Massimo Bonanno, Aftermath, 2007.
Martin Elliott: The Rolling Stones. Complete Recording Sessions 1962-2002, Cherry Red Books, 2002.