The kind of fame and success The Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-years and counting career is without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory. With their bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and mesmerizing off and onstage presence, the Stones redefined the music of the 1960s and 1970s and paved the way for rock as we know it today. They also set the standard for how a rock band should look and behave. Produced in close collaboration with the band, this book charts the Stones’ remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in over 500 pages of photographs and illustrations, many previously unseen, and gathered from archives all over the world. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones’ own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to their story. For Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie this is their official photographic record.
Over 500 pages of incredible images from some of the world’s greatest photographers, including David Bailey, Peter Beard, Cecil Beaton, Bob Bonis, Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, Bent Rej, and Ethan Russel
A foreword written by President Bill Clinton
Three new essays from award-winning writers David Dalton, Waldemar Januszczak, and Luc Sante
Appendix including Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, a discography, and photographers’ biographies
Limited Collector's Edition of 1,150 copies. All copies numbered and signed by Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie!
Also available in six Art Editions, each limited to 75 copies and coming with a photographic print.
Reuel Goldengraduated in politics from the University of Sussex, UK, and is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography. He has edited various titles for TASCHEN including The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, Harry Benson: The Beatles, Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s, and the New York and London editions of the Portrait of a City series.
SUMO size hardcover in clamshell box, 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 in.), with 3 fold-outs and silkscreen printed chapter openers, 518 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4721-5 Edition: English
“…This book isn’t just the story of The Rolling Stones, but also of the photographers who kept their fingers on the pulse of the times. The photos are unshakeable proof that the Stones are the greatest we’ve ever had.”
— Rogue Magazine, Makati City
“If it's large-scale satisfaction you crave for your super fan, this 13-inch-by-13-inch tome will do the trick…”
— Associated Press, New York
“Surely the coolest addition to anyone’s coffee table.”
— Jaeger Journal, London
“A mammoth photography book with about 500 pages of glossy images, as well as illustrations, spanning more than half a century.”
— The New York Times, New York
“For the devoted fan, this beautifully produced, hefty volume could provide the ultimate satisfaction.”
— Mail on Sunday, London
“The definitive, authorized history of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.”
— Good Morning America online, New York
“This book isn't just rock'n'roll, it's a roller coaster through fifty years of memory lane!”
— Keith Richards
“This volume brings together some incredible pictures spanning the past fifty years.”