The amount of fame and success the Rolling Stones have achieved in their almost 60-year career is unparalleled. With their mesmerizing presence on and off the stage, the Stones set the standard for how a rock band should “sound,” pose and behave. They were the first to instinctively understand that visibility was just as important as music and that photography played a vital role in promoting that image. “The clothes and hair were always impeccable,” describes writer Luc Sante. “They played themselves, but with such consistent finesse that you knew they were aware of where the camera was and how well they would look in the photos.” Predictably, many of the greatest photographers in history wanted to capture them. This updated edition, created in close collaboration with the band and released by Taschen, captures the remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle of the Stones in more than 450 pages of photographs and illustrations, gathered from archives around the world. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones’ own archives in New York and London adds a more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie this is their official photographic archive.
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