As The Rolling Stones anniversary celebrated

Their first concert was on 12 July 1962 at The Marquee, a trendy London club down Oxford Street. After 50 years, rock music legends decided to mark their anniversary with the opening of a free retrospective photo exhibition entitled “The Rolling Stones: 50″. The

exhibition was placed in one of the halls of London’s Somerset House. The expositions are a complete photo-biography of the group, consisting of seventy photographs. Visitors can see the first official photo shoot of the young “rollers” from 1963, as well as a series of pictures taken by photographer Philip Townsend in the 70s, 80s, 90s. And, of course, modern footage of Steven Klein, from which the already-aged rockers smile.

On this day, the traditional London rain poured. The Rolling Stones four performers walked the red carpet. At the entrance to Somerset House they were already waiting for the same non-young fans with experience.

For the anniversary, the “rollers” invited the closest friends – visitors to the exhibition included former guitarist Bill Wyman, former Simply Red soloist Mick Hacknell and their long-time friend, British playwright Tom Stoppard.

Mostly photos are not staged. It’s for the most part snapshots from newspapers. Here you can also see a picture of the founder and member of The Rolling Stones — tragically dead 27-year-old guitarist Brian Jones.

The exhibition will be open to all comers until August 27.

In addition, a deluxe 352-page photo book, “The Rolling Stones: 50″, has been released for the rock collective’s golden anniversary. All photos from the display can be found in this anniversary photo-chronicle of the group, which includes 400 color and 300 black-and-white commentary shots.

A documentary about The Rolling Stones is scheduled to be released in November. By the way, as musicians assured journalists, they are not going to retire. Moreover, they have begun rehearsals again and are preparing for concerts. However, world tour dates are not announced yet.

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