Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Rolling Stones in the Sixties

It’s been over 60 years now, since the first-ever performance of The Rolling Stones, when Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones got up on stage together at the Marquee Club in London. To mark the occasion, later this year, Spenwood Books will publish The Rolling Stones in the Sixties – A People’s History, by Richard Houghton, as a limited-edition hardback.

The year was 1962 when those three young men first got together, and Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts were on board, The Stones became pop music’s bad boys, making newspaper headlines because they grew their hair long, refused to wear matching stage outfits and wouldn’t smile for the cameras. The British establishment hated them and British teenagers loved them, seeing them as the antidote to the saccharine harmonies of the clean-cut Beatles.

Six decades later, The Rolling Stones in the Sixties – A People’s History will be a 432-page limited edition hardback containing over 600 memories of The Stones in concert and original photographs and fan memorabilia published with over 100 new stories to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.

Their story will be told afresh, from their earliest ever performances on the London pub and club circuit through to teen hysteria and Stones-mania and on to national and international success on the back of the global hit single ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, conquering America and the world, and culminate in 1969, with the death of Brian Jones.

Previously published as The Rolling Stones – I Was There, this new edition features much additional, all behind an iconic photograph of the beloved Charlie Watts on the cover.

The book will be published on 23rd September and can be pre-ordered by clicking here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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