The Rolling Stones: In The Beginning

by REJ BENT

Firefly Books | August 25, 2009 | Hardcover

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300 intimate and rarely seen images.

In 1960, childhood friends Keith Richards and Mick Jagger reconnected by chance on a train. More than 45 years later, the Rolling Stones remain superstars in the fickle world of rock ''n'' roll. This collection of photographs provides a unique record of the band before they became the icons of rock. Most of these images have never been published before, making this book a must-have for the Stones'' legion of fans.

In the band''s fledgling days, photographer Bent Rej enjoyed unique access to the group, entering their circle of trusted friends. He was invited on the Stones'' first full European outing, the Satisfaction tour. These extraordinary photographs reveal a pivotal time in the history of rock. While reveling in the first fruits of popular success, the Stones were nevertheless unaware of what the future would hold. Only hindsight tells us that at this point they were perched on the edge of the heights (or abyss) of superstardom.

Surprising, charismatic, scandalous, intense and reckless, here are the early Stones as never seen before.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 12.88 × 10.5 × 1.25 in

Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554072301

ISBN - 13: 9781554072309

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The Rolling Stones: In The Beginning

by REJ BENT

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 12.88 × 10.5 × 1.25 in

Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554072301

ISBN - 13: 9781554072309

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Excerpted from the Foreword by Bill Wyman When the Danish photographer, Bent Rej, first showed me his collection of photographs of The Rolling Stones, taken between Spring 1965 and early summer 1966, I was amazed. I had no idea that he had taken so many, nor had I point of reference for the scope of the collection. No photographer up to this point in our career, or since for that matter, has had the access to the Stones that Bent had. He was right there, on the spot, at the crucial period in our career, and in our lives like no other photographer before or since. It''s this closeness that makes what Bent has done unique. Some may say what''s all the fuss about? It''s just a collection of photographs about a group, and one that''s been photographed much more than most at that. This, of course, is true, but like most things in life that seem to go right, it''s all about timing. Bent was there when we were a group in transition. When he took his first photos of us in March 1965 we had been together for a little over two years. We were already a very big group, we had toured America, we had topped the charts and we had caused outrage among an older generation unable to get to grips with what we were all about. We were also beginning to appreciate how very big we could become. But at the time we were just enjoying ourselves and not thinking too hard about how long it might last. Initially, like almost every other group, including The Beatles, we covered a lot of songs written by o
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Bill Wyman

Introduction by Bent Rej

Scandinavia

In the Very Beginning
The Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Wembley 1965

Back to Copenhagen

Brian Jones

On the Road

Münster

Changing Times 1965 - 1966

Düsseldorf / Essen

Mick Jagger

A Year of Satisfaction

Hamburg

Bill Wyman

Got Live If You Want It

Munich

Berlin

Berlin Aftermath

Charlie Watts

Paper Talk 1965

Vienna

Paper Talk 1966

Keith Richards

Private Lives

Copenhagen

Wembley 1966

The Management:
Andrew Loog Oldman

Epilogue

Copenhagen 1970

Index
Acknowledgements

Down Memory Lane: Bent Rej

From the Publisher

300 intimate and rarely seen images.

In 1960, childhood friends Keith Richards and Mick Jagger reconnected by chance on a train. More than 45 years later, the Rolling Stones remain superstars in the fickle world of rock ''n'' roll. This collection of photographs provides a unique record of the band before they became the icons of rock. Most of these images have never been published before, making this book a must-have for the Stones'' legion of fans.

In the band''s fledgling days, photographer Bent Rej enjoyed unique access to the group, entering their circle of trusted friends. He was invited on the Stones'' first full European outing, the Satisfaction tour. These extraordinary photographs reveal a pivotal time in the history of rock. While reveling in the first fruits of popular success, the Stones were nevertheless unaware of what the future would hold. Only hindsight tells us that at this point they were perched on the edge of the heights (or abyss) of superstardom.

Surprising, charismatic, scandalous, intense and reckless, here are the early Stones as never seen before.

About the Author

Bent Rej is a photojournalist who specialized in rock ''n'' roll in the heyday of the sixties.

by Bent Rej; foreword by Bill Wyman

Editorial Reviews

In 1965, the Rolling Stones released their album Out of Our Heads, which included their hit "Satisfaction." During that time...Danish photographer Rej was on the scene and granted unprecedented access to the band members as no other future photographer would be. In this book, Rej collects the shots he took of the very young, very hot band just as, Bill Wyman writes in his introduction, they "were able to buy good houses, great cars, and as Keith [Richards] said at the time, we were able to eat in places that our fans couldn''t afford to." The book is filled with candid and staged photos--both color and black and white--of the band members with all the awkwardness of musicians in their early 20s who are "beginning to appreciate how very big we could become." The captions accompanying the photos--some by Rej, others by the band members--are alternately insightful and mundane. But they, along with the photos, warmly capture the band at this critical moment in their lives.
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