THEY are the biggest and longest-serving band in rock’n'roll history and to commemorate their 50th anniversary, The Rolling Stones are offering fans a revealing look at their career.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have curated and narrated The Rolling Stones: 50, a book featuring more than 1100 photos and illustrations. It is released to coincide with their first-ever gig at the Marquee Club on London’s iconic Oxford St on July 12, 1962.
It captures the band in the eye of the hysteria of their early success, their sensational antics off stage and their commanding presence when performing in front of the largest crowds ever assembled to see a rock’n'roll show.
“This is our story of 50 fantastic years. We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we’ve filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago. Curated by us, it features the very best photographs and ephemera from and beyond our archives,” write Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie.
The release of The Rolling Stones: 50, the only authorised book to celebrate the milestone, also coincides with the update of their famous Tongue and Lips logo by American illustrator Shepard Fairey who designed the Barack Obama Hope poster.
Keith Richards has given hope to fans that the Stones will continue beyond their golden jubilee.
“We’re going to talk about that in July and see. I’d love to get some tracks down and see what songs we’ve got. And that goes along with part of getting the band back together and getting things moving. So I’d love to cut some