Aaron Neville joined The Rolling Stones for their second last American 50 and Counting show in Philadelphia on Friday night.
Neville and Mick Jagger sang the classic ‘Under The Boardwalk’. It was the first time the Rolling Stones have ever performed the song in concert.
The song was first recorded by The Drifters in 1964 . The Drifters scheduled to the song on May 21, 1964 but lead singer Rudy Lewis died of a heroin overdose the night before. They brought back former singer Johnny Moore to perform the vocals and that is the version that became a no. 4 hit in the USA.
The Rolling Stones covered the song later that year. Their version of ‘Under The Boardwalk’ was only ever released as a single in Australia and became a no. 1 hit Down Under.
Aaron Neville recently recorded his version of ‘Under The Boardwalk’ for his new album ‘My True Story’. The album was co-produced by Keith Richards.
The final Rolling Stones 50 and Counting show in the USA will be Monday in Washington, DC.
The setlist for Philadelphia, Friday June 22 was:
Get Off My Cloud (from December’s Children and Everybodys, 1965)
Its Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It) (from Its Only Rock N Roll, 1973)
Paint It Black (from Aftermath, 1966)
Gimme Shelter (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Under The Boardwalk (with Aaron Neville) (from 12×5, 1964)
When The Whip Comes Down (from Some Girls, 1978)
Emotional Rescue (from Emotional Rescue, 1980)
Doom and Gloom (from GRRR, 2012)
One More Shot (from GRRR, 2012)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (with Mick Taylor) from Sticky Fingers, 1971)
Honky Tonk Women (single, 1969)
You Got The Silver (Keith Richards on vocals) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Happy (Keith Richards on vocals) (from Exile On Main Street, 1972))
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Miss You (from Some Girls, 1978)
Start Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)
Tumbling Dice (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
Brown Sugar (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)
Sympathy For The Devil (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (single, 1968)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor) (from Out Of Our Heads, 1965)