Sunday, December 27, 2009

Like A Rolling Stone

What can I say about The Rolling Stones that hasn't be said? Not really a lot, as I would be repeating what others have said, yet I will anyway. Along with The Beatles, The Who, James Bond, the Mods, and Carnaby Street, they are among the best that the UK offered to the world in the 60s. Besides being the rock band with most years of existence (since 1962) in musical history, they are credited for composing and performing some of the most popular rock songs ever.

Songs such as: "Satisfaction", "Angie", "Emotional Rescue", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Brown Sugar", "Honky Tonk Women", "Miss You", "Let's Spend The Night Together" and "Paint It Black" are some of their hits.

Below a photo of the band taken around 1966-1967, in which we can see its original members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. Each of them wearing outfits that represent fashion during this time in England. Not only have The Rolling Stones set the standard for "the life of a rock star", but they have also had an influence in fashion during these decades.

Photo: Taringa


jeune_premier said...

I couldn't agree more with you about Rolling Stones,even though they are my favorite band so i cant be objective!!!Keith is a fashion icon by himself and the way of their life its a guide for the youngers for what means being a rock star!!!

Retro Threadz * Mary said...

that is way to sweet. love it

RetroVintageModStyle said...

We both agree on our points. I think, without setting aside the other members, that the Rolling Stones have 3 fashion icons: Mick (elegant, sophisticated, and rebel), Keith (bohemian and rebel), and Brian (Mod, 60s psychedelia).

Forgetmenot said...

Beatles rule ;)

Peter Richardson said...

Mason's Yard London 1965 and the first photo assignment by a very young Gered Mankowitz. One of the more high profile pix from this session went on to become the cover for "December's Children".

Great to see how relaxed yet effortlessly cool they seem.

RetroVintageModStyle said...

Thanks for this additional tidbit Peter! Indeed sometimes when you less expect and care about it, the best shots are taken.

Barima said...

You omitted to mention Charlie Watt's quiet, dandyish perfection. I recall a quote from Mick to the effect of how the others always looked up to the perpetually suited drummer man for being "the only one with a [day] job" when they formed

His tailors, Chittleborough and Morgan, previously worked at Nutter's of Savile Row where Mick's 1971 wedding suit was created

All best,


RetroVintageModStyle said...

Thanks for this tidbit :)