Band delivers rollicking version of “All Down the Line” at historic return to Hyde Park
Nearly 44 years to the day since their last historic performance there, the Rolling Stones returned to Hyde Park this weekend; where they played to an assembled crowd some 65,000 strong.
The last time the band had taken the stage in Hyde Park, it was 1969, there were over 200,000 people there and the band’s founding guitarist, Brian Jones had died just two days earlier. To commence that show, Mick Taylor‘s first with the band, Mick Jagger read a poem in dedication to Jones and several thousand butterflies were released.
While Mick didn’t reprise the butterflies or the poem, he did break out a version of the white frock he wore for the 1969 concert for the night’s rendition of “Honky Tonk Woman.”
“Just something I found in the back,” said the singer, who turns 70 this month.
Check out this great version of the band on the classic Exile on Main Street album cut, “All Down the Line.”