The Rolling Stones are releasing a book to mark their fiftieth anniversary on 12th July 1962, The Rolling Stones: 50. The Rolling Stones and Thames & Hudson can now reveal that for the past few months they have been working together with the Daily Mirror to create a truly groundbreaking and memorable anniversary book to celebrate 50 years of the greatest rock‘n’roll band in the world. Check out this The Rolling Stones 1962-2019 Signatures shirt.
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The book has been made possible by privileged access to superb reportage photography from the Daily Mirror’s archive, the largest newspaper collection of Rolling Stones photography, most of it hitherto unseen. The images tell their fifty-year history like it’s never been told before. This photographic autobiography features images selected by the band accompanied by their own words. The photographers include Gered Mankowitz, Jean-Marie Périer,Dezo Hoffman, Michael Cooper, Terry O’Neill, Bent Rej and Philip Townsend – the photographer for their first ever shoot.
On this historic date, July 12, 1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks, although Avory has since stated it wasn’t him on drums that night). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they were paid £20 for the gig. Wish you love The Rolling Stones 1962-2019 Signatures shirt. The other members of the band would form the nucleus of The Rolling Stones: Brian Jones (using the name Elmo Lewis) and Keith Richards on guitars and Mick Jagger on vocals…