While there hasn’t been a reunion tour, or even a performance for that matter, 2012 has still proved to be one of true celebration as it marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones.
I’ve made no secret of my undying love for The Stones and have been reveling in the various fetes (Mick hosting Saturday Night Live just might top the list). In addition to getting a taste for Mick’s comedic chops, I’ve also learned that LIFE is releasing a book in tribute to The Stones’ past 50 years, which includes a selection of never-before-scene photographs on the band spanning from their days of sporting long shags in the 60s to modern day
In this deluxe book, LIFE’s editors tell the story of the Stones in over 140 pages of narrative and photographs, from the band performing on stage to fraternizing with The Beatles. Have a look!
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the recording studio in 1967.
The Stones farewell performance at Marquee in 1971.
Brian Jones in 1966.
Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney
At Rock and Roll Circus in 1968. Keith Richards (on bass) joins John Lennon, Eric Clapton, and Mitch Mitchell from the Jimi Hendrix Experience on drums.
Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts in 2007.xx