Rolling Stones 50 x 20 celebrates the remarkable fifty-year career of “The World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band” with images captured by twenty of the world’s greatest music photographers. Featured are more than eighty exceptional photographs that document the longevity of one of the most influential, enduring, and controversial bands in rock history. Photographers include Fernando Aceves, Bob Bonis, Gus Coral, Michael Cooper, William Coupon, Barry Feinstein, David Fenton, Claude Gassian, Bob Gruen, Ross Halfin, Michael Joseph, Eddie Kramer, Chris Makos, Gered Mankowitz, Jan Olofsson, Michael Putland, Mark Seliger, Eric Swayne, Mark Weiss, and Baron Wolman.
"It was always a challenge and a trip to record the Stones as they were considered the "Bad Boys" of rock by the press in the UK. In the studio there was always a sense of living on the edge with tensions sometimes running high. But the music that came out was always electrically charged!! There were some often hilarious moments involving the local constabulary trying to get autographs of the lads with the control room in a panic because of the illegal substances in abundance!! I started taking photographs at the beginning of 1967 after purchasing an Asahi Pentax 35mm camera from one of the engineers at Olympic Studios in London. The camera was always cocked and loaded and never left my side, so I was able to get many intimate and unposed shots of the artists I was privileged to work with. I am honored to be in the company of such esteemed photographers whose work has been a strong influence on me."
~ Eddie Kramer
SIGNED AND PERSONALIZED BY EDDIE KRAMER