Stones rock London
13:30 21 August 2006
The Rolling Stones rocked fans in London last night (20.08.06) as their 'A Bigger Bang' tour hit the UK.
The legendary band played to a sell-out crowd at Twickenham Stadium, just around the corner from where the band was formed over 40 years ago.
Singer Sir Mick Jagger told the crowd: "It's strange how you wind up back where you started, here in Twickenham, in Richmond."
Jagger, 63, also joked about Keith Richard's recent brain operation, saying: "I'd like to introduce Keith Headbanger."
Guitarist Keith received a massive cheer from the audience simply for lighting a cigarette.
The group wowed fans with a string of classics, including 'Jumping Jack Flash', 'Satisfaction', 'Honky Tonk Woman' and 'Sympathy For The Devil'. At one point were transported into the middle of the audience on a portable stage.
Many fans were relieved their idols hade made it to their homeland as the group's world tour has been delayed twice because of illness.
The first delay occurred when Richards fell out of a tree in Fiji and needed brain surgery to treat a blood clot. More recently the tour was interrupted when Jagger was struck down by laryngitis.
The group play Twickenham Stadium again on Tuesday night (22.08.06).
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