The Rolling Stones might be in their sixth decade as a band, but don’t think for one second that means they’re slowing down. Just watch this exclusive live clip of the ageing rockers playing ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)’ in Cuba earlier this year.
A million people turned out for the Havana show in March, and the rock veterans didn’t disappoint. Ripping through a setlist of classic Stones tunes, the band made history by playing the first free outdoor concert in the city. It was a momentous occasion, and one award-winning film director Paul Dugdale couldn’t miss. He caught the whole thing on camera, resulting in the brilliant film ‘Havana Moon’ – out on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download November 11.
Welcoming the historic crowd, frontman Mick Jagger said, “Finally the times are changing, Cuba we are so happy to be here”, before introducing his bandmates as “the revolutionary Ronnie Wood, drummer Charlie Che Watts, and compadre Keith Richards.”
It wasn’t the only historic thing to happen in Cuba that week. Barack Obama became the first US President to make a visit since Calvin Coolidge in 1928, a whopping 88 years later. Quite the week for the Caribbean island.