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Monday 28 July 2014

Rolling Stones rock Hyde Park

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones played to a star-studded crowd at London's Hyde Park Saturday night.

UK newspaper The Sun reports tens of thousands of fans flocked to the venue where the band paid tribute to late guitarist Brian Jones on July 5, 1969.

Frontman Mick Jagger took the stage in a leopard print jacket and kicked off the show with pyrotechnics.

Joined by Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, the musicians launched into a rendition of Start Me Up, followed by It's Only Rock And Roll, Tumbling Dice, All Down the Line and Beast of Burden.

The 19-song set list also included Gimme Shelter, Jumping Jack Flash, Sympathy and Brown Sugar.

The two-hour show came to an explosive close with a fireworks display and an encore including You Can't Always Get What You Want and Satisfaction.

Stars including Gemma Arterton, Chris O'Dowd and model Lily Aldridge were in the crowd.

"Yes," she tweeted, with a photo of Keith Richards on stage.

Ronnie Wood also logged on the micro-blog to thank fans for coming out.

"Hey hope you enjoyed the gig tonight :) #hydepark @RollingStones Thank you to all who made it!" the rocker wrote.

The Hyde Park show marked the second day of the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival.

It also capped off the band's 50th anniversary tour.

The Stones remembered late guitarist Brian Jones at their last concert at Hyde Park in 1969, where 500,000 festival goers flocked to pay tribute to the tragic musician two days after his death.

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