The singer and the guitarist engaged in conversation for the first time on platform two of Dartford station on October 17, 1961 – a blue plaque commemorating the moment was unveiled back in 2015 – before they formed the Stones the following year.
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Jagger and Richards marked the 60th anniversary of that famous meeting last night (October 17) during their gig at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.
Following the show, the Stones shared an image of a special plectrum which featured an image of Jagger and Richards along with the words “17 October 1961-2021 – 60 years on the same train.”
60 years on the same train 🚂
Photo by Theodora Richards pic.twitter.com/jr93mWvazB
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) October 18, 2021
The Stones are currently on their rescheduled ‘No Filter’ tour of North America, with the band performing ‘Connection’ earlier this month for the first time in 15 years.
Comparing The Beatles and the Stones, McCartney told the New Yorker: “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”
Jagger addressed McCartney’s comments while on stage in LA, saying: “There’s so many celebrities here tonight: Megan Fox is here, she’s lovely. Leonardo DiCaprio. Lady Gaga. Kirk Douglas.
“Paul McCartney is here, he’s going to help us – he’s going to join us in a blues cover later.”