Members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood talk to journalists upon arrival to Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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The Rolling Stones made final preparations for their first ever concert in Havana Friday, with Cubans once banned from even listening to rock 'n roll expected to attend in huge numbers.Mick Jagger, 72, Keith Richards, 72, Charlie Watts, 74, and Ronnie Wood, 68, flew in late Thursday, arriving just two days after a political superstar, US President Barack Obama, ended his historic visit aimed at overcoming more than half a century of US-Cuban hostility.It's a dream," said Eddie Escobar, 45, who founded one of Havana's few clubs for live rock music, the Yellow Submarine.He remembers secretly searching for US commercial radio frequencies so that he could hear the Stones, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the like.The concert -- a surprise addition at the end of the Rolling Stones' Latin America tour -- was the first by any group of that stature in Cuba and the Stones had to start from scratch.
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