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The Biggest Bangs - 10 Spine-Tingling Rolling Stones Live Shots

By Kevin EG Perry

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Posted on 28 Mar 13

 
 

With excitement at fever pitch over the announcement that The Rolling Stones will finally be headlining Glastonbury, we take a look back at some iconic photos of the band at their biggest shows over the years: from their legendary free concert in Hyde Park after the death of Brian Jones to their more recent globe-straddling, money-printing mega-tours. One question remains: just where does Mick Jagger get his energy from?



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A big hand for Mick Jagger during the Stones’ Licks World Tour at the Olympic Stadium in Munich on June 6, 2003. Photo: PA







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Jagger treads the boards in orange. Photo: PA





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The Stones played Rockford Illinois’ Metro Centre after receiving a petition of 32,000 names from local fans. Photo: PA





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Jagger reaches out to the audience during a free five-hour concert in front of nearly 250,000 fans in Hyde Park on July 5, 1969. Photo: PA





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The Stones will have to do without their normally mammoth stage-set at Worthy Farm. Photo: PA





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Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards weave guitars at Taylor Field in Regina, Canada in October 2006. Photo: PA






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Mick Jagger demonstrates the inspiration for the Stones lips logo at the San Siro stadium in Milan in 2006. Photo: PA






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Keith Richards lays down some licks at Helsinki Stadium. Photo: PA





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Mick makes sure we get the point. Photo: PA






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A huge Rolling Stones gig is sadly cut short by the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers having to come back on to finish Super Bowl XL. Photo: PA






 
 
 
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