Here at Ballymena Today we love Ballymena and we love the Rolling Stones so this is a pretty special Throwback Thursday! Fifty years ago the Rolling Stones were no.1 in the album charts with their debut record, and that summer the band visited Northern Ireland to play in the legendary Flamingo Ballroom in Ballymena.

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Their LP entitled “The Rolling Stones” had been top of the charts since May of that year and we wonder how the gig in Ballymena, Northern Ireland went. We would had loved to have been there, we are sure that it was awesome!

Here is their early hit “Fade Away” which we are sure they played at the Flamingo Ballroom in Ballymena.