It’s been almost five decades since the Rolling Stones played their first gig, and to celebrate, the band has decided to release a photographic retrospective of its career. The three hundred and fifty-two page book will start with the group’s first official photo shoot and continue into the present with current pictures of the beloved rockers.
According to Reuters, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts curated The Rolling Stones: 50 together with an aim toward finding the photographs that best capture the spirit and euphoria of their time together. The project will hit the streets on July 12th and sell for roughly fifty American dollars. That might seem like a lot for a book, but as photographic essays go, that price really isn’t too bad.
It’s unclear how much the book might feature the band’s former members, especially Brian Jones and Bill Wyman, but one would think the guys would be represented in some capacity. They played a major role at various points, and if The Rolling Stones: 50 is really trying to be authentic, they must be included. Besides, having six former members over a fifty year span is far from embarrassing.
It would be nice to think all the good will generated from this teamwork would transition nicely into a tour, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up until something is officially announced.
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