Bill Wyman Reunites With Rolling Stones at London Exhibit
The Rolling Stones reunited with former member Bill Wyman on Monday as they celebrated the launch of a new memorabilia exhibition in London.
The “Satisfaction” rockers helped create Exhibitionism, a collection of rare and unseen memorabilia spanning their 50-year career, and the displays of instruments, letters, posters and costumes opens to the public on Tuesday at London’s Saatchi Gallery.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood came together on the red carpet on Monday as they helped to unveil the exhibit for celebrity guests, and the music icons were greeted by hoards of screaming fans as they posed for the cameras outside the Chelsea venue.
The stars were clearly happy to be back in each other’s company as they laughed and joked together, putting to rest rumors of a rift between the veterans after wrapping up their America Latina Ole tour last month.
Meanwhile, Wyman, who was a member of the Stones from 1962 until 1993, was also among the VIPs in attendance. The former bassist hit the red carpet with his whole family, less than a month after announcing he was battling prostate cancer.
Other guests included Wood’s pregnant wife Sally, who showed off her big baby bump in a form-fitting black lace dress, Jagger’s kids, model Georgia May Jagger and actor/rocker James Jagger, Bob Geldof, former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell and her new husband Christian Horner, and Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer.
Earlier in the day, Jagger took to Twitter to share his joy at the new exhibit with fans.
The exhibit launch occurred three days after Richards revealed the band had been banned from performing a mini-set on the lawn outside the gallery.
“There was a plan to do four or five numbers on the lawn but the Chelsea Residents’ Association poo-pooed (disputed) that,” he told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “How generous of them. It would have only been four or five songs.”