While The Beatles and Rolling Stones normally avoided the discussion of a “rivalry,” the bands unquestionably maintained a trail of what each other was planning. That grew out in their selection of material.
Having prolific songwriters in both groups, neither had difficulty penning new materials, so covers weren’t a significant concern. By ’64, John Lennon and Paul McCartney transpired in the type of groove that several songwriters have rivaled. (the album A Hard Day’s Night, all track was a Lennon-McCartney composition.)
The Stones’ duo of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wasn’t distant. After securing their second Billboard top-20 hit with “Heart of Stone,” the Jagger-Richards pair certainly got on a whirl with “Satisfaction,” the Stone’s first U.S. No. 1.
From that period on, the Beatles and Stones were internationally known, and they satisfied their albums with original songs. That involved two 1963 records were the only moments both groups issued versions of the same tunes.