The Rolling Stones return to London's Hyde Park
The Rolling Stones returned to Hyde Park last night (July 6, 2013), 44 years and 1 day since they played there in 1969. To a sold out crowd of 65,000 the band opened with "Start Me Up", for the first time on the 50 & Counting tour.
The band were joined by Gary Clark Jr for "Bitch", who had played earlier in the day.
Mick Taylor, who played his first gig with the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park July 5, 1969, joined the band for "Midnight Rambler" and the final encore of "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction".
The Voce Choir and members of the London Youth Choir accompanied "You Can’t Always Get What You Want".
The Rolling Stones played:
Start Me Up
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
All Down The Line
Beast Of Burden
Doom And Gloom
Bitch (with Gary Clark Jr)
Paint It Black
Honky Tonk Women
You Got The Silver (with Keith Richards on lead vocals)
Before They Make Me Run (with Keith Richards on lead vocals)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the Voce Choir and members of the London Youth Choir)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor)
The Stones play Hyde Park again next Saturday (July 13). You can read about the band's original show in 1969 in the current issue of Uncut, on sale now.
You can read our review of the Saturday, July 6 show here.
You can read our review of the Saturday, July 13 show here.
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