The "Stones" in the Park: The Summer of '69 and the Making of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World

The "Stones" in the Park: The Summer of '69 and the Making of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World

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By (author) Richard Havers

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  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 252mm x 22mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 3 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 1844258157
  • ISBN 13: 9781844258154
  • Illustrations note: 100 col. Illustrations

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For the Rolling Stones everything changed in the summer of '69. They were no longer the blues band that Brian Jones had put together in 1962; they had stopped being a pop band and had hardly performed on stage since 1967 - and it was live that the Stones always excelled. Drug busts, fall-outs, at least one album that failed to live up to expectations and uncertainty surrounded the band. Finally on Sunday 8 June 1969 Brian Jones left the band he had founded, less than a month later he was dead. Undaunted the Stones, who have always been greater than the sum of their parts, recruited Mick Taylor to play guitar, recorded one of their greatest ever singles, they played the largest ever concert in Britain to that point and Mick Jagger, like many pop singers before him, went off to be a film star. They also became - The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. "The Stones in the Park" tells this amazing story as well as featuring many unseen photographs.

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Richard Havers books include Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, which won the Blues Foundation's Award For Literature in 2002. Amongst his other books with Bill Wyman are Rolling with the Stones and The Stones - A History in Cartoons. He's also written Sinatra, an illustrated biography of Frank Sinatra; co-authored My Take with Gary Barlow's and Bowie, Bolan & The Brooklyn Boy, Tony Visconti's autobiography.

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Over 150 illustrations, many previously unseen. Promotion in the Daily Mirror 40th anniversary year will mean the Rolling Stones will top the music news agenda