The British group Rolling Stones gave the first concert in Cuba. It was held at the sports complex “Ciudad Deportivo” in the capital – Havana. On the show brought together hundreds of thousands of Cubans who welcomed the group and sang to her, according to news agency AFP .
rock musicians of such magnitude had happened on the island since the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in 1961 effectively banned on the island of rock music, calling it a subversive and decadent, it emphasizes the “Interfax».
«Ciudad Deportivo,” which intervened 450,000 people, was packed. AFP estimates the number of free concerts in a half-million viewers. “Interfax” brings another assessment – 200 000 listeners. EFE notes that there were many foreigners in the audience: the British, Germans, Americans, Argentinians, Mexicans, and in the VIP-zone could see the top model Naomi Campbell and actor Richard Gere
«We know that. earlier it was difficult to hear our music in Cuba. But here we stand here now “, – quotes AFP frontman Mick Jagger Rolling Stones. “I think the times are changing. The truth “, – said the singer to the public
« It’s great that they came to Cuba and joined such different people: a. From young to old “, – told AFP one of the students, 24-year-old dancer Andres End . “The changes really are. The proof – is that they are here, “- he added
Rolling Stones performed 18 songs by the most famous and popular in its repertoire:. Paint it Black, Gimme Shelter, Brown Sugar. News agencies wrote that Rolling Stones performance was very warmly welcomed by the public, transmitted Gazette.
«Thank you, Cuba, for an exciting and unforgettable show. It was great to see you all, “- wrote the artist in his official Twitter
The Rolling Stones, which have become an important part of the British invasion, considered one of the most influential and successful bands in rock history.. The Rolling Stones, who on a plan of manager Andrew Loog Oldham were to be “rebellious” alternative to The Beatles, already in 1969, advertised in the American tour as “the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world” and (according to Allmusic), have managed to keep . this status to this day
the musical style of the Rolling Stones, formed under the influence of Robert Johnson, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters, took on individual traits with the passage of time; author duo Jagger-Richards was eventually worldwide recognition
The band released in Britain twenty-two studio albums and eight live albums (in the US, respectively – 24 and 9).. Twenty-one singles in the top ten UK Singles Chart, 8 of them rose to the top of the charts; . Corresponding figures The Rolling Stones in the Billboard Hot 100 – 28 and 8
The global edition of the Rolling Stones’ album topped of The 250 million, 200 million of them were sold in the United States; according to these indicators group it is one of the most successful in history. In 1989, The Rolling Stones have been included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 took fourth place in the list of the 50 greatest singers of all time according to the magazine Rolling Stone.