Rolling Stones paid £2 million for private party
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 May 2015
The Rolling Stones were £2 million to play a private gig for the former chairman of computer giants Hewlett-Packard, Ralph Whitworth
The Rolling Stones were paid £2 million to play a private gig for former Hewlett-Packard chairman Ralph Whitworth.
The 'Satisfaction' hitmakers were invited to perform a secret concert on Wednesday (26.05.15) in Solana Beach, California, for the HP tycoon.
The legendary band blitzed through a 15-song set list, including a rare performance of 'Crazy Mama', which hasn't been played live by the band since 1999.
A source revealed the group - Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - found it a "tremendous honour" to play for Ralph, 60, who once hired former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney to execute a private function, for which he donated £700,000 to his charity in exchange for performing.
The source added to The Daily Mirror newspaper:"The Stones were asked to do it by Ralph for a big party he was throwing. They just love performing so when they are asked to do it for private gigs they will do it. The boys will most likely donate their fee to charity."
The 60-year-old multi-millionaire was treated to most of their hits including, 1981's 'Start Me Up', 'Paint It Black' from 1966's 'Aftermath' LP and they ended with one of their biggest hits, 'Satisfaction'.
The next Rolling Stones concert on their US tour will be on May 30 in Columbus, Ohio.