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The Rolling Stones Perform in Cuba for the First Time

American rock and roll bands are now playing to cheering crowds in Havana, an image that could appear in the epilogue to nearly every Cold War spy novel. The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in the city on Friday night to an estimated 500,000 spectators, performing “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (which you can watch above) as well as a slew of other standards. “This is a new time,” Mick Jagger told the crowd, as the band’s music — like many other American imports — has been banned in the country since the 1960s. According to some reports, fans took to coloring in the lips and tongue of the Stones’ logo with the stars and stripes of the American flag, in enthusiastic, though not entirely accurate, tribute to the British band.

The Rolling Stones Perform in Cuba