THE BOB BONIS ARCHIVE, 1964-1966
AUTHOR | LARRY MARION
PUBLISHER | HARPER COLLINS
RELEASE | 11.16 .10
Coffee table books are pretty, heavy, impressive and expensive, and honestly, you’ll never buy one for yourself unless you’re trying to be the guy or girl with coffee table books. (Or unless you don’t know how to read.) Luckily, this collection of shots that document the first tours of the rock & roll juggernaut that is the Rolling Stones. Bob Bonis, the Stones’ US tour manager, photographed Mick, Keith, Ron and Charlie in dressing rooms, onstage, and everywhere else as one of the most iconic musical forces of the 20th century laid the foundation for international stardom. He also caught some of the less glamorous aspects of touring life on film, including frenzied fairgrounds crowds and tense downtime in hotel rooms after artistic disagreements.
Whether or not you think Jagger walks on water or you just need something to keep PBR cans from leaving stains on your Ikea plank, The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs are a blast to flip through and a must for anyone unironically into Richards’ guitar skills (and the fact that he’s, uh, still alive.)