Unseen Rolling Stones pics found

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 13:08 PM IST

London: Fans of rock band The Rolling Stone could soon see some rare, unseen photographs of the band which were tucked away in a duffel bag for more than 40 years.

Taken by the band’s US tour manager, the late Bob Bonis, these pictures showcase the band from June 1964 to 1966 when they went from virtual unknowns to one of the greatest in the world, reports the Daily Mail.

Bonis, who helped organise the so-called British invasion of America by UK pop acts in the mid-Sixties, took more than 2,700 photos with his treasured Leica, recording the band in their most intimate moments.

The treasure trove of photographs includes shots of a 21-year-old Keith Richards and Brian Jones relaxing by their hotel pool and a smiling Mick Jagger posing in an open shirt and shades.

Bonis, who refused to publish his photos or write a book about his experiences, allowed a handful of pictures to be published in teen magazines in the Sixties.

He then stowed away the negatives and slides in a duffel bag unknown to anyone but his family and closest friends.

Now his son Alex has decided to make this personal archive public, and the result is a book called ‘The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs, The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966’.

ANI