Somerset House opens The Rolling Stones. 50

Somerset House opens The Rolling Stones. 50 a free photographic exhibition at Somerset House on view 13 July – 27 August 2012.


The Rolling Stones. © Steven Klein

On 12 July 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street. A phenomenal 50 years later, and to celebrate this milestone, Somerset House will present a free photographic exhibition documenting the last half-century and looking back at their astounding career. This exhibition will also coincide with the release of the book by the same name, published by Thames & Hudson.

With privileged access to a wealth of unseen and rare material, this one-off exhibition will include over seventy prints ranging from reportage photography, live concert and studio session images, to contact sheets, negative strips and outtakes from every period of the band’s history – from performing in the smallest blues clubs to the biggest stadium tours of all time.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition prints, copies of the book and other merchandise.

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm Daily. Selected late night openings (please visit www.somersethouse.org.uk for details)

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