THE ROLLING STONES / 1964 / BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper.

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Description

Back then it was said that a girl could take a Beatle home to meet her mother, but never a Rolling Stone. Just shows how little they knew back then. It’s not that the band were rebellious in order to impress, it’s just that they wanted to look like their mates looked, just ordinary. Their manager, Andrew Oldham, a publicist who strangely had been directed to them by The Beatles, initially dressed the band in uniform suits. They didn’t argue, just drifted back to wearing everyday clothes onstage, Bill Wyman said “We were the first group to break away from the whole Cliff Richard thing where the bands did little dance steps, wore uniforms and had snappy patter”. However, it’s not easy to be the most successful and rebellious band in the world for fifty years without occasionally finding yourself behind bars. In the Stones’ case, on some eleven occasions. Credibility isn’t earned easily, even by the world’s greatest rock band.