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FLASHBACK: Bill Wyman Plays With The Stones For First Time In Over 20 Years

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman celebrates his 80 birthday today (October 24th), and we thought we’d look back the Stones’ 2012 tour, which saw Wyman perform with the band for the first time since their 1989-90 tour in support of Steel Wheels.

Wyman joined the band on stage for four shows (two in London and two in Newark, N.J.) and performed a couple of songs each night.  The first London gig featured Wyman on “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll” and “Honky Tonk Women.”  Check out both performances below!

The Rolling Stones with Bill Wyman It's Only Rock 'n' Roll O2 Arena Sun 25 Nov 12

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The Rolling Stones & Bill Wyman - Honky Tonk Women - The O2 Arena - Live in London - Nov 25 2012

Palpable excitement was rewarded by still more palpable excitement, as The Rolling Stones took to the stage in London on November 25 2012, even among the back rows of the vertiginous Level 4 of the O2 Arena. As the Sheffield couple, on my right, declared with infectious optimism: "These are great seats!

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.