Primrose Hill at 5.30 in the morning. What would you expect to see? An insomniac dog walker? An eager jogger? A wandering party animal lost and lonely?
The world’s most notorious rock’n’roll band posing for photographs?
Gered Mankowitz’s famous sleeve shot for the Rolling Stones 5th album was captured at around 5.30a.m after an all-night recording session. The thinking behind the timing of the shoot was to capture the Stones at their most grizzly and dissipated. The result, as you can see, was achieved perfectly.
NEW! The Rolling Stones in London Walking Tour launches on Thursday 5th May 2016!
Curated & guided by the team that brought you the Rock'n'Roll London Walk, we'll be prowling in the blueswailing, drug-busting, establishment-baiting footsteps of the savage young Stones in their 60's pomp – from the studios where they created to the shebeens where they, er, socialised – this walk provides the ideal "bonus tracks" to Exhibitionism, the blockbusting Stones retrospective at the Saatchi Gallery.
Meet at Tottenham Court Road station Thursdays at 2:30p.m. STARTS THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016.
POST UPDATED 12/4/16
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.