Watch The Rolling Stones debut on the Mike Douglas Show in 1964

WXPN is in the middle of its Greatest Year In Music countdown this week. The station is counting down the top 20 greatest years in music as voted on by the XPN listeners. The number 8 year was 1964, and while much was made of The Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan Show that year, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share this incredible clip of The Rolling Stones on the Mike Douglas show.

Mike Douglas was a singer and entertainer, and most notably the host of the popular Mike Douglas Show, a syndicated talk show that began in Cleveland and moved to Philadelphia in 1965. Before the move to Philly, Douglas had The Rolling Stones on his show performing a few songs and doing a surreal, awkward interview. Douglas introduces the band (“Keith Richard”), asks them if they’ve ever heard of The Beatles, then proceeds to bring a few audience members up to the stage to meet the band. Crying ensues, Brian tell Douglas “Mick is more popular with the men,” and when Douglas has them return to the music, blunders the song title and calls them The Rolling Stems. This is some classic stuff.

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