London’s Scream Gallery is to host an exhibition, Rolling Stones: Against The Wall, featuring revealing shots of the band taken by photographers David Montgomery, Roberto Rabanne and Bob Gruen.
The raw monochrome photos displayed at Scream show the young Stones in 1971, the year they recorded ‘Sticky Fingers’. The exhibition runs from 13 May to 3 July.
Brian Jones and Keith Richards relax backstage. From mid-1962 to late 1963 Jones, Jagger and Richards shared an apartment – referred to by Richards as “a beautiful dump”.
Mick Jagger onstage. Even after moving in to a Chelsea flat with Jones and Richards, Jagger was initially reluctant to form a band. Instead he continued his studies at the London School Of Economics.
Keith Richards caught in a contemplative moment. The guitarist recently hinted that the Stones would soon be returning to the studio. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we did some recording later this year,” he said.
Keith Richards glances back at photographer David Montgomery. It’s been rumoured that a Keith Richards biopic is on the cards, with Johnny Depp lined up to play the legendary hell-raiser.
A previously unseen image of The Rolling Stones in a fish and chip shop on the King’s Road, Chelsea.
Mick Jagger in live performance mode. In other Stones news, the band are are to reissue their 1972 album ‘Exile On Main Street’ with 10 previously unreleased tracks.
Mick Jagger’s modesty is protected by the ‘Sticky Fingers’ sleeve, designed by Andy Warhol. The Rolling Stones: Against The Wall runs between May 13 – July 3, at
Image credit: Courtesy Scream Gallery London
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