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Watch The Rolling Stones Perform "Hang On Sloopy" for the First Time Since 1966 — Video

On Saturday night, the Rolling Stones brought their Zip Code Tour to Ohio Stadium in Columbus, where they performed an excerpt of "Hang On Sloopy" for the first time in 49 years.

"Hang On Sloopy," a massive hit for the McCoys in 1965, was a regular part of the Stones' set list in the mid-Sixties. But, since the band dropped it from their shows nearly a half century ago, the song has become the official rock song of the state of Ohio and a fixture of major sporting events throughout the state.

As a nod to the Ohio State Buckeyes, whose football team is the main tenant of Ohio Stadium, the Stones performed a rousing rendition of the song.

Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments and on Facebook!

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Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.