Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Rolling Stones announce 50th Anniversary book

"This is our story of fifty 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."

- Mick, Keith, Charlie & Ronnie

The Rolling Stones have announced the summer release of a book to mark their 50th Anniversary this year.

“The Rolling Stones: 50” will be published on the July 12, 2012 – a half century after the day of their first show, at London’s Marquee Club.

In the past 50 years, the Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band…ever. They’ve had No.1 singles and albums in every country that has a popular music chart and have helped define popular culture.

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. In addition, some of the most rare and interesting Stones’ memorabilia has been specially photographed for this volume.

The photo book will be part of a year-long celebration of the Stones at 50.

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