The Rolling Stones 1972
The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band meets the world's best rock photographer. Shot by Marshall for Life Magazine while touring with the band on their monumental 1972 tour, this collection captures both photographer and band at the height of their powers, not to mention the decadence, debauchery and glory that defined 70s rock. From unbelievable glimpses of backstage parties to iconic onstage images, it's clear why Marshall's reputation is legendary. Featuring an insider forward by Keith Richards and packed with never-before-seen material, this is a sterling look at one of the most inspiration bands of all time.
- Hardback | 168 pages
- 180.34 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 657.71g
- 01 Sep 2012
- CHRONICLE BOOKS
- San Francisco, United States
- Illustrations (some col.)
"He had a way with the shutter and an amazing way with the eye!" - Keith Richards, from the foreword "The Rolling Stones' 1972 American tour was bigger than anything that had come before it. [Jim] Marshall, who covered the tour for Life magazine, got complete access to the band, and the stunning images in this collection show the Stones in all their strung-out Exile on Main Street-era splendor-- recording in Los Angeles, chilling backstage and strutting across some very lucky concert stages." -Rolling Stone magazine "The Rolling Stones turn 50 this year and with it come the box sets, DVDs and books- what the heck, its their birthday after all. Although the band continues more as the worlds greatest Stones tribute band these days, one can remember the era when the Stones mattered- and 1972 may well have been their apex. Touring the United States upon the release of "Exile," the Stones changed rock music and in turn America forever. And Jim Marshall was there, camera at the ready. From the studios in Los Angeles to the stages of Winterland and Madison Square Garden Marshall had access to the inner workings of this history-shaping era. These were the days before videos, where a single shot in "Creem" or "Life" captured the mystery beyond the lens, a single glimpse at a life alien to yours. It's only rock and roll- and the Stones helped invent it, 40 years ago." - The Big Takeover
About Jim Marshall
Jim Marshall's photographs adorn more than five hundred album covers, spanning everyone from Johnny Cash to Miles Davis. His cover photograph for Life from this tour of a white jump-suited Jagger remains one of the enduring portraits of the master showman. Marshall, who died in 2012 at 74, is widely celebrated as the premiere music photographer, a pioneer of the genre. His portfolio includes photos of virtually every major musician of the era, not only from the early days of rock 'n' roll but including its roots in jazz, blues and country. 'With an imposing presence and gruff, forceful personality, Mr. Marshall was something of a rock star himself,' said the New York Times in his obituary. Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones (founded 1962) have influenced international culture over the last fifty years through their music.