Mick Jagger at The Rolling Stones’ London HQ. The picture forms part of an exhibition, ‘Let it Bleed: The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US Tour’, photography by Ethan Russell. It takes place at London’s Proud Galleries, May 23 – July 20.
The Rolling Stones on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’. Taken from a new exhibition dedicated to the work of photographer Ethan Russell, ‘Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US Tour,’ which takes place at London’s Proud Galleries, May 23 – July 20.
The Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden, 1969. The image forms part a new exhibition dedicated to the tour photography of Ethan Russell, ‘Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US Tour’.
The Rolling Stones at Altamont, December 1969. Famously, a man was stabbed to death by Hells Angels while the band played the song ‘Under My Thumb’ (not ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ as popular myth would have it). What’s less well known is that three other people died during the festival, which was attended by 300,000 people.
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US tour in support of the LP ‘Let It Bleed’. Recording sessions for the album were overshadowed by the death of former guitarist Brian Jones. Controversially, Richards had "stolen" Jones’ girlfriend Anita Pallenberg two years previously, in 1967.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, backstage on The Rolling Stones’ 1972 US tour, photographed by Ethan Russell. It’s part of a new exhibition of Russell’s work which takes places at London’s Proud Galleries, 23 May – 20 July 2008.
Mick Jagger getting made up on The Rolling Stones’ 1972 US tour. In the background is celebrated US writer Terry Southern, a member of the Stones’ inner circle at that time. These days Southern’s best known work is his screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’, which he wrote in December 1962 while wired on amphetamines.
The Rolling Stones at a press conference in New York, 1969. Fatefully, it was here that Mick Jagger announced plans for a free concert "to be held in San Francisco". The concert ended up moving to Altamont Speedway, with famously grim consequences.
Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US tour in support of the album ‘Let It Bleed’. Overshadowed by the death in July that year of hard-living former guitarist Brian Jones, the tour culminated in the disastrous free concert at Altamont.
The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and Bill Wyman on tour in the US, 1969. Reflected in the mirror is photographer Ethan Russell, whose work forms a new exhibition, ‘Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US Tour’, which launches tonight (May 22) at London’s Proud Galleries.
The Rolling Stones backstage at the Los Angeles Coliseum, November 1969. On the left is guitarist Mick Taylor. It was his first tour with the band, having replaced Brian Jones shortly before the former guitarist’s death in July that year.
Mick Jagger crosses the Carmel River in Monterey County, California, during downtime on The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US tour.
Keith Richards relaxing at Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, during The Rolling Stones’ 1969 US tour. It was the biggest tour the band had yet undertaken. Each night they were introduced on stage as "the greatest rock and roll band in the world".
The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger cradles drummer Charlie Watts’ daughter Serafina before the start of the band’s US tour, November 1969. Guitarist Keith Richards lies on the grass beside him.
Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones at home, Cotchford Farm, East Sussex, in 1968. The home had once belonged to AA Milne, author of ‘Winnie The Pooh’ – hence the statue of Christopher Robin. Jones died in this house (well, the swimming pool) the following year.