The Rolling Stones just performed their first show in Liverpool, England in more than 50 years and last Thursday they paid tribute to the town's most famous musical legends, The Beatles.
Mick Jagger commented on the show, saying, “It’s great to be back in Liverpool after such a long time. Long time, no see.”
Jagger also remembered Charlie Watts, who died last year from cancer. Mick said, "In 1962, we met a drummer called Charlie Watts and this is our first tour in England we’ve done without him, so we’d like to dedicate this show to Charlie.”
When it came to performing a song closely associated with Liverpool, Jagger said they could have done the Liverpool Football club anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” But instead, Mick said, "We decided instead to do a cover of a song written by some other local lads. So we’re doing this especially for you Liverpool, OK?”
The Stones then played “I Wanna Be Your Man,” which was written in 1963 by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The Stones last played that song in 2012 at a show in Brooklyn. In 2016, McCartney also performed the song for the first time since 1993 during his Desert Trip tour in California. It was McCartney’s response to the Stones performing "Come Together" the night before.
The Stones are continuing their Sixty tour this week.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]