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Book: 50 Years Of The Rolling Stones From The Daily Mirror’s Photo Archive

PAN Photo Exclusive…..with special thanks to David at Mirrorpix for additional help on this article

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones sits outside his Redlands home smoking a cigarette after a fire gutted the house. August 1973 / Mirrorpix

The Rolling Stones pictured in Green Park London for a press conference prior to their departure for America where they are to appear on the Ed Sullivan coast-to -coast show. r-l Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. 11th January 1967 / Mirrorpix

Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood at London’s 100 Club where the Rolling Stones played a surprise low key gig for invited fans prior to their European tour. 31st May 1982 / Mirrorpix

‘On Thursday 12 July 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street. In the intervening fifty 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. Now Thames & Hudson is delighted to announce the publication of the only official and authorized book to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.’

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.

The Rolling Stones: 50
Publication date: 12 July 2012 Price: £29.95 Thames & Hudson
‘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