The Rolling Stones: In the Beginning

by Bent Rej

Firefly Books | February 3, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Praise for the hardcover edition:

"Captures the frenzy of the band''s live performances and the lightheartedness behind the scenes . . . a real sense of their personalities."
-- Library Journal

"In this arresting book . . . are pictures that reveal the Stones on the cusp of greatness, scruffy legends in the making."
-- Movie Entertainment

The Rolling Stones: In the Beginning is the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the band and the private lives of its members from the very beginning. Bent Rej, a photojournalist and close friend of the Rolling Stones, had unprecedented access to the band when they made their first European tour, staying with them in hotels and in their homes.

The book is organized chronologically with chapters devoted to each band member, including Brian Jones, and covers the important periods in the band''s early career. These photographs give rare insights into the Rolling Stones just before their star rose and their lives spun out of control on a wave of fame, drugs and failed marriages. Photographs range from candid and intimate to staged shots, each revealing the complex personalities of the band members.

This book provides remarkable insights for any fan of the Rolling Stones.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.75 × 8 × 0.68 in

Published: February 3, 2012

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554077524

ISBN - 13: 9781554077526

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The Rolling Stones: In the Beginning

by Bent Rej

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.75 × 8 × 0.68 in

Published: February 3, 2012

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554077524

ISBN - 13: 9781554077526

About the Book

Praise for the hardcover edition: "Captures the frenzy of the band's live performances and the lightheartedness behind the scenes . . . a real sense of their personalities." -- Library Journal "In this arresting book . . . are pictures that reveal the Stones on the cusp of greatness, scruffy legends in the making." -- Movie Entertainment

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Praise for the hardcover edition:

"Captures the frenzy of the band''s live performances and the lightheartedness behind the scenes . . . a real sense of their personalities."
-- Library Journal

"In this arresting book . . . are pictures that reveal the Stones on the cusp of greatness, scruffy legends in the making."
-- Movie Entertainment

The Rolling Stones: In the Beginning is the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the band and the private lives of its members from the very beginning. Bent Rej, a photojournalist and close friend of the Rolling Stones, had unprecedented access to the band when they made their first European tour, staying with them in hotels and in their homes.

The book is organized chronologically with chapters devoted to each band member, including Brian Jones, and covers the important periods in the band''s early career. These photographs give rare insights into the Rolling Stones just before their star rose and their lives spun out of control on a wave of fame, drugs and failed marriages. Photographs range from candid and intimate to staged shots, each revealing the complex personalities of the band members.

This book provides remarkable insights for any fan of the Rolling Stones.

About the Author

Bent Rej was born in Denmark and started working as a photographer for one of Denmark''s leading newspapers in the early 1960s. Since then he has become a world-renowned fashion, advertising and floral photographer. He has contributed to several books.

by Bent Rej ; Foreword by Bill Wyman

Editorial Reviews

Say what you want about the Rolling Stones, but these bad boys of rock music have definitely withstood the test of time. Although now in the senior citizens category, they still can make music and work old-time and newer fans into a frenzy, listening to their biggest hits from the 1960s and beyond. In the Beginning is filled with classic photos of the band taken from a time when people were experiencing their music for the first time... All the photos were taken by Bent Rej, who shadowed the band wherever they went. The sheer volume of photos here is amazing... There are photos of the band members individually, or together, and yes they show Brian Jones, whose untimely death years later changed the dynamics of the band and their music. Rej really captures these bad boys'' days to a tee, but there was still an innocence to the band, as they slowly created a rock and roll legacy second only to the Beatles. In the Beginning is a great nostalgic read for fans old and new, and shows us how the Stones conquered the world, one country at a time.
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