The legendary rock band Rolling Stones gave a stunning performance in their first appearance at London's Hyde Park after 44 years at the Barclaycard British Summertime festival.

Lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, along with his band mates, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarists Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards, treated more than 80,000 fans with hits including Start Me Up, It's Only Rock And Roll, Tumbling Dice, All Down the Line and Beast of Burden for two hours.

Jagger, who will celebrate his 70th birthday on 26 July, looked dapper in a gold embroidered blazer and black shirt.

"Anybody out there who was here in 1969?" Jagger said, "Well welcome back, it's nice to see you again."

The band first played at Hyde Park on 5 July, 1969 to introduce their new guitarist Mick Taylor and as tribute to their original bandleader Brian Jones. Two days before the concert, Jones was discovered dead in the swimming pool of his home at Cotchford Farm, East Sussex.

The 1969 performance, which was attended by up to 500,000 people, helped to define the 1960s and is viewed as one of the most iconic concerts of all time.

"Hey hope you enjoyed the gig tonight #hydepark @RollingStones Thank you to all who made it!" Wood tweeted after the Barclaycard show.

Celebrities including Lily Aldridge, Gemma Arterton and Chris O'Dowd were also present at the event. The band will be back at Hyde Park for another performance on 13 July.

Last week, The Rolling Stones made their debut performance at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

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