Friday, June 7, 2013

First Photographs of the Rolling Stones, from 1962-1963

Celebrity photographer Philip Townsend got up close to the excitement of the era, and took many iconic images of the sixties. He captured the very first picture of the Rolling Stones ever taken, shortly after they formed in 1962, when they were broke, hungry and seeking a record deal. He bought them barbecued chicken, apparently. Townsend recalled: “I stuck them in the middle of Ifield road with a no parking sign. It was the first picture that had ever been taken of them together.”

The first photograph ever taken of the Rolling Stones in 1962.

The snapper then ferried the band around in his Ford Capri Mark I, “which was quite difficult because it was only a four seater”, and photographed them around London.

(Archive - Rolling Stones by Philip Townsend, via Mirror)

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