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