Watch The Rolling Stones’ bluesy take on The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’

Oct 10, 2016

When it’s a legend that covers another legend, it’s gonna be an unforgettable, stunning performance.

Such was the experience of the attendees of the Desert Trip festival opening, where The Rolling Stones surprised the crowd with their first attempt to cover The Beatles’ “Come Together.”

“This may be strange to you now. We’re gonna do a cover song of a sort of unknown beat group. I think you might remember [them], we’re gonna try a cover of one of their tunes,” vocalist Mick Jagger remarked before his band rendered a bluesy take on the Abbey Road track.

Desert Trip, which runs for two weekends in Indio, California, boasts a stellar roster of acts including Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who.

The Rolling Stones earlier delighted their fans upon announcing the details of their upcoming album, “Blue and Lonesome.” The effort — their first studio LP in over 10 years — features the band’s rendition of blues classics such as “Ride ‘Em On Down.”

“Blue and Lonesome” is slated for release this December 2 via Polydor.

(Image by Jim Pietryga [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

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