The Rolling Stones cover Beatles song and crowd sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at Liverpool gig

10 June 2022, 13:00 | Updated: 26 September 2023, 13:20

Mick Jagger sang The Beatles in Liverpool
Mick Jagger sang The Beatles in Liverpool. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones played a fantastic gig at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium and paid tribute to local legends The Beatles.

The Rolling Stones sang 'I Wanna Be Your Man' – a song written by and later performed by The Beatles' – at their Liverpool show last night (Thursday, June 9).

The rock icons kicked off the UK leg of their SIXTY tour at Anfield Stadium, and made sure to pay tribute to their rivals.

Mick Jagger, 78, revealed that they were planning to cover Liverpool anthem 'You’ll Never Walk Alone' by Gerry And The Pacemakers, but changed their mind.

He said: “We decided instead to do a cover of a song written by some other local lads so we’re doing this especially for you Liverpool, OK?”

Watch the Rolling Stones perform The Beatles-penned song for the first time in 10 years below:

The Rolling Stone I Wanna Be Your Man a Beatles cover live at Anfield Liverpool 9th June 2022

Despite deciding not to play 'You'll Never Walk Alone', the crowd burst into their own version of the Liverpool FC song, while waiting for the band to return after their encore.

Mick Jagger - joined by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood - also dedicated the show to late drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021, aged 80.

Speaking to the crowd, Mick said: "In 1962 we met a drummer called Charlie Watts and this is our first tour in England we’ve done without him, so we’d like to dedicate this show to Charlie."

It was the first time The Stones had performed in Liverpool for over 50 years, having last played at the Empire Theatre in 1971.

The Rolling Stones will return on UK for two shows at the BST Hyde Park shows on June 25 and July 3.