Thursday, November 18, 2010

Like a Rolling Stone

I love these new (old) shots from a new book, The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966. While my sister Banana Meet-cute is Beatles, I am Stones! Interestingly, Bob Bonis also captured some rather cool pictures of the Fab Four as well. These muso types do get around!

The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs. captures the seminal period when the Rolling Stones made their transformation into the world's greatest rock n' roll band. And during that time, few were closer to the Stones than Bob Bonis, the tour manager for their U.S. tours between 1964 and 1966. While on the road with the Stones, Bonis, a passionate amateur photographer with a keen eye, an innate sense of composition, and a deep love for his subjects, snapped some 2,700 photographs of the band – a remarkable collection that until now has only been known to family and friends."
It's amazing how not only the music but the sartorial style of the Stones resonates today! Fab Kiwi band The Checks remind me of the Stones. If you ever get a chance to see them live - do it! Check it out. Oops - no pun intended!


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