28 December 2011
288 pages, It Books; First Edition edition (November 16, 2010)
A revealing look at the earliest days of the legendary band, captured in a collection of personal, never-before-seen photographs—the largest single trove of such important rock images ever uncovered.
When they first came to America in June of 1964, "The Rolling Stones" had been together for only two years and were almost completely unknown to US audiences. They often played on bills with a variety of other artists, not necessarily as the headlining act, and often received lukewarm receptions. Many of these earliest US shows did not sell out.
But in the years that "Bob Bonis" photographed them, The Stones went from unknowns to one of the most prominent bands in the world.
"Bob Bonis", The Stones' US tour manager, photographed Mick, Keith, Brian, Bill, Ian "Stu" and Charlie in dressing rooms, onstage, and everywhere else as one of the most iconic musical forces of the 20th century laid the foundation for international stardom.
"Bob Bonis" also caught some of the less glamorous aspects of touring life on film, including frenzied fairgrounds crowds and tense downtime in hotel rooms after artistic disagreements.