On Thursday 12 July 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street.
In the intervening 50 years the Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band… ever. They’ve had No.1 singles and albums in every country that has a popular music chart and have helped define popular culture. Published by Thames & Hudson, this is the only official and authorized book to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.
The book has been made possible by privileged access to superb reportage photography from the Daily Mirror’s archive, the largest newspaper collection of Rolling Stones photography, most of it hitherto unseen. The images tell their 50-year history like it’s never been told before.
This photographic autobiography features images selected by the band accompanied by their own words. The photographers include Gered Mankowitz, Jean-Marie Périer,Dezo Hoffman, Michael Cooper, Terry O’Neill, Bent Rej and Philip Townsend – the photographer for their first ever shoot. Some of the most rare and interesting Stones’ memorabilia has been specially photographed for this volume.
This remarkable book is the band’s thank you to their fans all over the world.