The Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger recently paid tribute to Adele while performing with the band at Hyde Park in London on Sunday evening, 3 July. The singer was in a great mood chatting with the fans throughout the two-and-a-half hour show. He also revealed that it was the band’s fifth gig in Hyde Park, and 203rd in London.
Mick Jagger opens up on Adele
He noted how much was going on in London, including Pride and Wimbledon, adding: “I went to see Adele here last yesterday. She’s an amazing singer, but I’ve worn sparklier dresses.”
The gig started with a video tribute to drummer Charlie Watts, who died last August. He was 81. Jagger said: “We played with Charlie for 60 years and we really, really miss him, so we dedicate this show to him.”
The band opened with “Get Off My Cloud” and at one point they played Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”, with Jagger saying there was a guy they knew “who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and he wrote us this song”. After “Honky Tonk Women”, he joked: “Welcome to the American Express British Summer Time Covid super spreader event.”
Jagger introduced guitarist and keen painter Ronnie Wood as “the Botticelli of Belgravia” and said Keith Richards had come “all the way from Dartford”. Richards took lead vocals on the bluesy “You Got the Silver” from Let It Bleed and “Happy” from Exile on Main St, with the guitarist also saying it was great to be back “in our wonderful island”.
It was noted that The Rolling Stones played 19 songs as part of their Sixty tour, including the encores of “Sympathy for the Devil” and a mass crowd singalong to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.