Willie O’Reilly: Stones are still the immovable object of rock
After 60 years on the road, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and ‘new hire’ Ronnie Wood are still strutting their stuff and sending the crowd wild
Last Wednesday night, I stood among 46,000 music fans in Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium. The temperature was a balmy 26C, and I was looking deep into the history of rock ’n’ roll as the Rolling Stones’s 60th anniversary tour had landed in the Spanish capital.
The band’s story started out modestly enough in 1962, at London’s Marquee club playing blues covers. In 2022, they are a juggernaut of private planes, football stadiums and tours that ...