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The Rolling Stones opened what could be their farewell tour in London last night with a Beatles song– “I Wanna Be Your Man.” Lest the Beatles vs. Stones arguers forget, the Stones covered the Beatles in their early days before taking off on their own. The Stones show– the first of two at the O2 Arena before venturing here in December–are sold out despite the extremely high prices. And they feature former bandmates Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, along with guests Jeff Beck and Mary J. Blige. PS Only one song from the post-1981 “Tattoo You” — “Out of Control” from “Bridges to Babylon.” I’d rather hear “Out of Time.” But we’re out of luck, my baby…

Here’s the set list from the opening show:

I Wanna Be Your Man
Get Off Of My Cloud
It’s All Over Now
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter (with Mary J. Blige)
Wild Horses
All Down The Line
Going Down (with Jeff Beck)
Out Of Control
One More Shot
Doom And Gloom
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (with Bill Wyman)
Honky Tonk Women (with Bill Wyman)

Band Intros

Before They Make Me Run
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Miss You
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice
Brown Sugar
Sympathy For The Devil

You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with choir)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

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