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Start me up: Rolling Stones kick off 60th anniversary European ...

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Start me up: Rolling Stones kick off 60th anniversary European tour

Rolling back the years, the Stones embark on an emotional first tour without drummer Charlie Watts

Silvio Castellanos

The Rolling Stones rocked Madrid on Wednesday with gusto, and a bit of nostalgia for their late drummer Charlie Watts, as they kicked off a European tour marking their 60th anniversary as a band.

About 53,000 fans at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium roared with excitement as they welcomed to the stage the original band members Mick Jagger, 78, and guitarists Keith Richards, 78, and Ronnie Wood, who turned 75 on Wednesday.

They have been joined by drummer Steve Jordan for the tour, titled SIXTY. Watts, who joined the band in 1963, died last year aged 80...

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