Mick Jagger put most 69-year-olds to shame as he strutted his stuff on stage at London’s O2 Arena to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. Keith Richards, 68, Charlie Watts, 71, and Ronnie Wood, 65, did their best to keep up.
Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor also joined the celebration. Wyman, 76, retired from the band in the 1990s, while Taylor hasn’t played on stage in more than 30 years.
R&B singer Mary J Blige and British guitar god Jeff Beck also joined the Stones, who ran through a repertoire of their most popular songs, like “Gimme Shelter,” “Get Off My Cloud,” “It’s All Over Now,” and “Paint it Black.”
Blige joined Mick for “Gimme Shelter” and Beck added an explosive guitar solo to “Going Down,” according to London’s Daily Mail.
The band will play one more concert in London before heading for the United States. They will play a concert in New York and two in New Jersey next month.
Ticket prices are running into the hundreds of dollars, causing some complaints, with scalpers getting as much as $4,000 for the best seats.
The Stones released a new video for their first single in seven years last week. It’s a riotous four minutes of mayhem for the song “Doom and Gloom.” It will be one of the new cuts on their upcoming greatest hits album.
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