On Tuesday the Rolling Stones performed “Silver Train” for the first time since 1973! How wacky is that? Here are all the things that have been invented since then.
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It’s been a while! The Rolling Stones treated their fans to quite an oldie from their repertoire, performing “Silver Train” during their Tuesday concert in Tokyo for the first time in 41 years! Now that’s a throwback from way back.
At each concert of the band’s On Fire tour, the Rolling Stones give their fans a chance to select one song to add to their set list, which explains how “Silver Train” was dusted off for the Tokyo performance. The song was featured on the B-side of the Stones’ “Angie” single released in 1973 and has been forgotten for nearly half a century. We feel a renaissance coming on… Check out the amazing performance below:
Considering that the band was formed in 1962 and has been touring forever, we can’t believe “Silver Train” has not been performed for 41 years! Just to illustrate that stretch of time for you, here are just some of things invented since then (beginning with 1973):
1973: Cell phones first demonstrated by Motorola (not for sale until 1983)
1975: Push-through tab can invented
1979: Sony Walkman invented
1980: Post-it notes debuted in stores
1981: Hepatitis-B vaccine first became available
1982: First Cabbage Patch Kids sold
1984: Apple Macintosh introduced by Steve Jobs
1985: Windows program invented by Microsoft
1986: Fuji introduced the disposable camera
1990: World Wide Web created by Tim Berners-Lee
1995: DVD invented
1998: Viagra hit the market
2001: Apple first-generation iPod comes out
2004: Facebook founded
2005: YouTube invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim
How does that feel? Last time this song was performed, cell phones, Facebook and — most important — Viagra did not even exist. Crazy, right? We’re glad this great tune can now gain a few new fans!