The legendary rockers welcomed the pop singer onstage for an intimate and stripped down version of ‘As Tears Go By’. See above for fan footage of the performance.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards originally wrote ‘As Tears Go By’ for Jagger’s then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, who had a Top Ten hit with the song in 1964. The band recorded their own version the following year but didn’t perform it live until 2005, some 40 years later.
Jagger announced last night’s special guest in advance, tweeting: “Looking forward to singing with @taylorswift13 tonight! Wonder which song we will do?”. After the gig, the band posted a photo from the performance on their official Twitter feed.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) June 4, 2013
Swift joins an illustrious list of special guests to have joined the band onstage during their ’50 & Counting Tour’, following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, Dave Grohl, Florence Welch, Katy Perry and Tom Waits. The next stop on the tour is Toronto, Canada on Thursday (June 6).
The Rolling Stones will return to the UK later this month to headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on Saturday June 29, before playing two London shows in Hyde Park on July 6 and July 13.