Rare Stones pictures won’t fade away


Rare black and white photographs of the Rolling Stones have been found after 56 years.

The candid snaps of the group in its early days are now part of an exhibition.

They show the band’s original members in a recording studio before their first major UK tour.

They supported the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley.

Guitarist Bo was a big influence on the Stones.

His style and beat were behind the group’s first top three 1964 hit “Not Fade Away”, written by Buddy Holly.

The pictures also show singer Mick Jagger relaxing backstage with a cigarette and the group getting in a taxi outside Holborn Station in London.

The exhibition is at the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch, London, from November.




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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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