Rolling Stones - Old Friends Join The Rolling Stones For 50th Birthday Concert

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Last night at London’s O2 Arena (November 25, 2012), The Rolling Stones were joined onstage by old friends and newer ones, as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. The current mainstays of the band, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts welcomed the band’s original bass player, Bill Wyman to play ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)’ and ‘Honky Tonk Women.’ Mick Taylor, who was a member of the band between 1969 ad 1974 also had his moment in the limelight once more, when he joined them for a version of ‘Midnight Rambler.’

Mary J Blige also performed with the band, helping them out with ‘Gimme Shelter’ and later tweeted “So much fun performing in London w/ the ‪@RollingStones! Congrats on your 50th anniversary!! The response to the show, from those that were there, has been overwhelmingly positive. The Mighty Boosh comedian Noel Fielding told the BBC “I think Keith played incredibly. Sympathy For The Devil...his lead on that was absolutely amazing” and – always one to admire an elaborate costume - added “Mick came out in a cape which - as always - has got to be a bonus.”

In the lead up to the opening night of these 50th anniversary dates, much of the discussion surrounding The Stones’ concerts has been centered on the extortionate ticket prices. Jagger didn’t ignore it, joking to those at the back “How are you doing up in the cheap seats? Except they're not cheap seats, that's the problem.” Hopefully, everyone was having such a wonderful time that they were able to see the funny side.

Last night’s set list:

1. I Wanna Be Your Man

2. Get Of My Cloud

3. It’s All Over Now

4. Paint It Black

5. Gimme Shelter

6. Wild Horses

7. All Down The Line

8. I’m Going Down

9. Out Of Control

10. One More Shot

11. Doom And Gloom

12. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)

13. Honky Tonk Women

14. Before They Make Me Run

15. Happy

16. Midnight Rambler

17. Miss You

18. Start Me Up

19. Tumbling Dice

20. Brown Sugar

21. Sympathy For The Devil

22. You Can’t Always Get What You Want

23. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

24. Cherry oh Baby 

Some footage from last night's show


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