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The Rolling Stones' emotional exhibition

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The Rolling Stones' emotional exhibition

Sir Mick Jagger found himself "fighting back tears" when he toured the Rolling Stones exhibition.

The 'Satisfaction' hitmaker admits he got emotional seeing some of his outlandish outfits which he has worn over the years displayed at 'Exhibitionism', a Rolling Stones exhibition opening in the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Speaking at the launch this evening (04.04.16), he told BANG Showbiz: "As a whole it doesn't make me nostalgic because I'm into it as a whole. I've been trying to get it off the ground and get it ready. Maybe when it's up and running I might come back and have a nostalgic moment on my own.

"The only thing that makes slightly nostalgic are the costumes, just a little bit, it's like I'm fighting back tears, which I think is a good thing, there's a lot of good things in there when you look at it as a piece. There are some incredible photographs by some very well know photographers. There are some really cool art pieces.

"It's not just about the band, there's a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff that you don't see, people like the stage designers, all this sort of thing, you can get a real appreciation for it. You see their sketch books and things like that, and that's us, that's the people we've worked with who have helped us and made all of this a reality. But there are lots of pictures of me of course!"

And the 72-year-old musician - who walked the pink carpet alongside his bandmates Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts as well as former bandmate Bill Wyman and his daughter Georgia May Jagger - is pleased to see the exhibition finished after four years of hard work.

He added: "We've been working on it the last three or four years and the last 18 months we've worked really hard on it. It's great to have it finished. It's gratifying to have it finished, it's been a long time coming so to see it I just think is really cool.

"We had to see what it could look like using models and virtual reality - it was hard for me looking at the space in virtual reality but I managed to do it. It's come out a lot better than I thought.

"When you walk through it I think it's a fun half hour, it's a bit different for me, but I'm trying to look at it as a punter and I think it's very interesting. If you don't like The Rolling Stones it's probably not for you! But if you do like The Rolling Stones then you'll love it."

'Exhibitionism' opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London tomorrow (05.04.16).