From the Publisher
On Thursday 12 July 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the
Marquee Club in London''s Oxford Street. In the intervening fifty
years the Stones have performed live in front of more people than
any band... ever. They''ve played the smallest blues clubs and some
of the biggest stadium tours of all time. They''ve had No.1 singles
and albums in every country that has a popular music chart and have
helped define global popular culture. A phenomenal half-century
later, they now look back at their astounding career. Curated,
introduced and narrated by the band themselves, The Rolling
Stones 50 is the only officially authorized book to celebrate
this milestone. With privileged access to a wealth of unseen and
rare material, it is packed with superb reportage photography,
contact sheets, negative strips, outtakes and so much more, from
every period in the band''s history.
With more than 1,000 illustrations, it also features some of the
most rare and interesting Stones memorabilia in existence:
international posters, draft record cover art, bubblegum cards,
jigsaws and other previously unpublished treasures specially
photographed for this volume.
Additional contributions by photography legends Gered Mankowitz,
Jean-Marie PÉrier, Dezo Hoffmann, Michael Cooper, Terry O''Neill,
Bent Rej, Philip Townsend and many others make this the definitive
book to celebrate fifty years of the Rolling Stones.
From Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie -- here is one spectacular
thank you to their fans all over the world.
With over 1,000 illustrations in colour and black and white.
Featuring photography from the Daily Mirror''s Mirrorpix
About the Author
The Rolling Stones are iconic, widely considered the greatest rock
& roll band in history. As the most visible band of their era,
their tours have consistently broken box office records, making
them the one of the highest grossing acts of all time. They hold
rock''s longevity record: At 50 years after their first
performance, with a few hiatuses but no break ups, they''ve been
around longer than any other rock band. Even after half a decade
they have a reputation for putting on raucous, hip-shaking, live
shows. With 55 albums of original work and over 200 million records
sold, they''re easily one of the biggest bands in the world. They
were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and have
received lifetime achievement awards from the Grammys and MTV.
About the Book
From The Rolling Stones, the greatest rock-and-roll band in history, comes the only official book celebrating the band's 50th anniversary.
Published: October 30, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1401324738
ISBN - 13: 9781401324735