The Rolling Stones have returned to play Hyde Park, London for the first time since 1969 with Gary Clark Jr as their special guest.
Clark, who has previously performed with The Stones in Boston and New York, joined the Rolling Stones for the 1971 Sticky Fingers track ‘Bitch’.
The Rolling Stones last played Hyde Park on July 5, 1969. It was a free concert and the Stones first performance in two years as a memorial to founding member Brian Jones who had died two days earlier.
The 1969 Hyde Park show was also Mick Taylor very first Stones show. He was a member of The Stones from 1969-1975. Ronnie Wood replaced him in 1975 for the Black and Blue album. Mick Jagger introduced Taylor at the show with “Mick Taylor! Mick’s very first show was this very gig in 1969. We just found him in a pub and put him on stage in front of 200,000 people.”
Taylor has been performing at every show on this 50 and Counting tour joining The Stones in London for ‘Midnight Rambler’ and ‘(I Can’t Get No Satisfaction) at Saturday’s London show.
The Rolling Stones will perform their final 50 and Counting show next Saturday again at Hyde Park London.
The setlist for July 6, 2013 was:
Start Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (from Its Only Rock N Roll, 1974)
Tumbling Dice (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
All Down The Line (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
Beast Of Burden (from Some Girls, 1978)
Doom and Gloom (from GRRR, 2012)
Bitch (with Gary Clark Jr) (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)
Paint It Black (from Aftermath, 1966)
Honky Tonk Women (single, 1969)
You Got The Silver (Keith Richards vocals) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Before They Make You Run (Keith Richards vocals) (from Some Girls, 1978)
Miss You (from Some Girls, 1978)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Gimme Shelter (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (single, 1968)
Brown Sugar (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)
Sympathy For The Devil (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the London Youth Choir) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor) (from Out Of Our Heads, 1965)
Watch the Noise11 interview with Gary Clark Jr