The Rolling Stones: 50
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Written by the Stones, curated by the Stones, and featuring the very best photographs and ephemera from and beyond their archives: here is the official, authorized story of fifty fantastic years of the greatest rock’n’roll band the world has ever known
Never before have members of the band been so personally involved in a book of this kind; this intimate portrait is the result of months of close collaboration with Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie
Publication of the book on 12 July 2012 – the 50th anniversary of the Stones’ first gig at the Marquee Club – will be a global event. A memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Marquee’s original site at 165 Oxford Street, and an anniversary documentary is also scheduled for release in the summer. Speculation is also mounting about a worldwide anniversary tour
Superb reportage photography from The Daily Mirror – which has the largest newspaper archive of Rolling Stones photography, much of it hitherto unseen – documents all the key events – the albums, the gigs, the dramas – in the band’s history. This is the stuff of legend
Features the work of legendary photographers, including Gered Mankowitz, Ethan Russell, Bent Rej, Ian Wright and Philip Townsend – the appointed photographer for their first ever shoot
304 x 250 mm
Thames & Hudson
Published: Sun 1, Jul, 2012
Price (AUD) $65.00
It’s 50 years since the Rolling Stones’ first gig at the Marquee Club in London, and the celebrations to mark their golden anniversary are set to be as epic as their amazing career. This book – the only official volume to celebrate this momentous occasion – is a key part of those celebrations. Introduced by each member of the band, this is their story of the last half century, told in rare and unseen photographs, contact sheets and ephemera from and beyond the band’s own archive. Packed with content, stunningly designed and beautifully manufactured, The Rolling Stones: 50 will be the definitive illustrated book on the band for many years to come.
About the Author
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood are the Rolling Stones.