Rolling Stones photography exhibition hits London

One of the country’s top bands is the subject of a new exhibition at a London gallery.

The Zebra Gallery in Hampstead is putting on a special show featuring many unseen images of the Rolling Stones.

Focused on a period of six months in 1971, the exhibition has 20 photographs of the rockers that have never been released before and are now being displayed as part of the band’s 50 year celebrations.

The images come from the six- month long photographic diary of the Rolling Stones in Exile by Dominique Tarle and recently discovered negatives from a photo shoot by Peter Webb for the Sticky Fingers Album.

Mick Jagger and the other band members are featured in a number of different settings ranging from late night drinking sessions round the kitchen table at a French villa to Keith Richards singing to Gram Parsons.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge and London’s Zebra Art Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays, so is ideal for those staying in central London hotels until the display closes on January 26th.

Last night (November 25th) London’s O2 Arena hosted a special reunion concert by the Rolling Stones as the band celebrated their 50 years together since first playing on stage at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street in the summer of 1962.

However, it has been suggested that the short series of reunion performances could encourage the band to play more concerts and perhaps more albums.

“Once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain’t gonna stop,” Richards told Rolling Stone magazine.

“So without sort of saying definitely yes – yeah. We ain’t doing all this for four gigs!”

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