Ageing rockers The Rolling Stones have celebrated 50 years in the industry by performing to a packed London crowd for the first time since 2007.

The band, all in their 60s and 70s, took to the stage in front of 20,000 screaming fans at the O2 Arena.

Lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, 69, was joined by guitarists Keith Richards, 68, Ronnie Wood, 65, and drummer Charlie Watts, 71.

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Mick Jagger, front center, Ronnie Wood, left, with Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, right

It is the first time the band have been joined with former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor for more than 20 years.

They opened with 'I Want to be Your Man', with front man Jagger strutting around dressed in a silver blazer and trilby, before launching into 'Get Off of My Cloud'.

Tickets for the show, which comes ahead of a gig at the same venue on Thursday before three in the US next month, started at £106.

Fans sitting in the "tongue" - the area at the foot of the lip-shaped stage - forked out an eye-watering £1,140 per person.

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Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones

US soul diva Mary J Blige joined Jagger to sing the female lines of hit 'Gimme Shelter'.

Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck joined the four-piece to play 'I'm Going Down'.

Tickets for both UK dates sold out within seven minutes last month.

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  • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts

    CORRECTS REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF SHOWS - Mick Jagger, center, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, left, and Charlie Watts, right, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing five shows to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and three more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    CORRECTS REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF SHOWS - Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones performs at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing five gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and three more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts

    Mick Jagger, center, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, left, and Charlie Watts, right, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing four shows to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and two more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    Mick Jagger, left and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing four gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and two more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    Mick Jagger, right and Keith Richards, left, and Charlie Watts behind, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing four gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and two more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing four gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and two more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts

    Mick Jagger, front centre, Ronnie Wood, left, with Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, right, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing four gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and two more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Mick Jagger

    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing four gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and two more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Mick Jagger

    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing four gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and two more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Ronnie Wood

    CORRECTS REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF SHOWS - Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones performs at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing five gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and three more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

    CORRECTS REFERENCE TO NUMBER OF SHOWS - Mick Jagger, left and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The band are playing five gigs to celebrate their 50th anniversary, including two shows at London’s O2 and three more in New York. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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