Produced in collaboration with the band and signed by all four members, this SUMO sized book charts the Stones’ remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle. With one-of-a-kind archival access, it features over 500 pages of incredible images, illustrations, and a foreword written by President Bill Clinton.
The definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Art Edition of 75 copies (No. 226–300), each with the print Big Hits (1966) signed by photographer Guy Webster. Each book will be hand-signed by the band members of the Rolling Stones: Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie! 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
Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, Andy Warhol. Polaroids, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, Football in the 1970s, the National Geographic editions, and The David Bailey SUMO.
Guy Webster (b. 1939) began his career by bluffing his way into teaching a photography class in the US Army. He soon became one of the most in-demand rock’n’roll photographers, shooting most major acts of the 1960s when they came through Los Angeles, including Bob Dylan, The Doors, and The Beach Boys. Webster shot the US cover for The Rolling Stones’ album Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) (1966) in Beverly Hills.
The Rolling Stones
Art Edition No. 226–300, Guy Webster ‘Big Hits’
Edition of 75
Reuel Golden, Guy Webster
Pigment print on Canson Rag Photographique paper, 50.8 x 50.8 cm, SUMO size hardcover volume with 3 fold-outs in clamshell box, 50.8 x 50.8 cm, 518 pages
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