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Brand:Harper Design
Theme:Music Related
Features: Hardcover
UPC: 9780062471314
Item #: 1976547X
Available Date: 9/26/2017
Model Number: 9780062471314



The first official, in-depth history of the Rolling Stones told through the band’s television and radio broadcasts—appearance by appearance—published to tie in with the global release of a new DVD containing recently discovered, never before released, footage of the Stones on TV, in front of and behind the cameras

The Rolling Stones is a unique chronicle of the band’s rise to fame during the 1960s. It begins with a letter the BBC received from Brian Jones in January 1963, politely requesting an audition for “The Rollin’ Stones Rhythm and Blues Band,” and ends with the story of the group’s performance of Let it Bleed for BBC’s end-of-the-decade celebration television program Ten Years of What.

From their first television appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars!, sporting matching houndstooth suits at the insistence of manager Andrew Loog Oldham, to the louche rockers who performed at a televised free concert in London’s Hyde Park in 1969, The Rolling Stones reveals, year-by-year, how the group rose from obscurity to dominate rock-and-roll. Throughout, the Stones look back at their career-defining broadcasts, sharing their individual recollections about the music, the clothes, the fans, the rivals and friends, and the impact they had on the generational divide and the world around them.

This remarkable collection features previously unseen facsimile documents from the BBC and commercial archives, exclusive interviews with directors and producers who worked with the band during their rise, and showcases many stunning images never before seen. This is history as it happened, both in front of and behind the camera, and on and off the studio mic.

Viewing the band from a fresh and unusual viewpoint that makes their story both immediate and vivid, The Rolling Stones offers invaluable insights into one of the greatest great rock ’n’ roll bands the world has ever seen.

About the Author

Author and broadcaster Richard Havers is well known for his work with the Rolling Stones. He is the author of The Stones in the Park; The Rolling Stones: In the Beginning; and Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey, which won the Blues Foundation’s Award for Literature; and he wrote, co-directed and produced the Peabody Award–nominated television series based on the book. He is also the co-author of Rolling with the Stones and The Stones: A History in Cartoons with Bill Wyman, and compiled and edited Rolling Stones 50, the band’s official anniversary book. He lives in Devon, England.

Product Details

  • With photogrpahs throughout
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians

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