A legend of the music industry performed in Southampton at the weekend as he celebrated his birthday in the city.

Former member of The Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor, treated 80 spectators at the Platform Tavern on Sunday evening as he played guitar alongside brother and sister duo, JC and Angelina Grimshaw, with all three musicians making the trip over from the Isle of Wight.

The former Stones guitarist turned 81 on Sunday, wowing pub goers for 90 minutes.

The performance came just one month after the Platform Tavern fully reopened following an electrical fire in October.

Stewart Cross, landlord of the Platform Tavern, said he was very proud to be able to host a legend of the music business.

He said: “We’re very proud, it’s the third time we’ve had Dick Taylor perform for us and to do it so soon after we’ve reopened is fantastic.

“He brings with him a lot of history and stature and is still a fantastic musician.

“Dick continues to play all around the world, and I’ve been a fan of his for such a long time, so to have him as a return act is a real honour.”

Taylor, originally from Kent, now lives on the Isle of Wight.

He was one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones in 1962 – alongside Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – but left soon after in order to continue his education at art college.

He never recorded with the Stones, whose debut single was released the following year.

In 1963, Taylor formed rock band, The Pretty Things.