Thursday, July 12, 2012

50 Years: The Rolling Stones, Views from the Inside, Views from the outside

St. Tropez, France, 12th  May, 1971: Mick Jagger sits next to Bianca Perez Moreno De Macias during their wedding ceremony at the small fisherman's church of St, Annes. Watching in the background are (from right) french film director Roger Vadim, actress Nathalie Delon and photographer Patrick, Earl of Lichfield, Centre is Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richard with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg

This month marks 50 years since The Rolling Stones began playing live, an auspicious rock'n'roll milestone if ever there was one. To mark the occasion, German based e-publishing house The Interview People/e People are producing a 2000+ page eBook in two parts that celebrates the history of the 'world's greatest band' by collating dozens and dozens of interviews, pictures and stories on the band. Edited by Swiss rock journalist and long-time Stones aficionado Hanspeter Künzler 50 Years: The Rolling Stones – Views from the Inside, Views from the Outside promises numerous, and often rare, interviews with everyone from girlfriends and wives to The Stones themselves, plus over 150 photos, many of which were never published in the US or UK. “It’s not only a journey through 50 years of The Rolling Stones,” says publisher Matthias Würfl, “but also the history and evolution of music, press and western society of the last half century.” Published in two halves, the first installation covers the first 25 years and we have a copy of that first eBook to giveaway over on our Facebook page. All images: Getty Images

Brian Jones in his element, solo's at all night gig, Alexandra Palace, London, 26th of June 1964, 
the release date of the Rolling Stones hit 'Its All Over Now'
Ron Wood (Ronnie Wood) from The Rolling Stones posed in Brussels, Belgium in 1976
Cannes, France, 21st May 1971: Keith Richards of British rock group 'The Rolling Stones' 
pictured with his wife Anita Pallenberg and their two children at the Cannes Film Festival
Charlie Watts, drummer with the Rolling Stones, looking quizzically 
over his sunglasses (Image date January 1st 1983)