The Rolling Stones will mark their 50th anniversary with a special photograph album which is to tell the story of their long career.
To be published by Thames & Hudson, the photographic autobiography will include 700 snaps, many of which have been sourced from the archives of the Daily Mirror newspaper. It will be released on July 12th with the title ‘Rolling Stones: 50′.
“This is our story of 50 fantastic years,” The Rolling Stones have said in a statement on their official website. “We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we’ve filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago. Curated by us, it features the very best photographs and ephemera from and beyond our archives.”
It is also becoming increasingly likely that the Stones will head out on the road for a celebratory series of dates at some point this year, with Ronnie Wood becoming the latest band member to confirm his desire to tour. Charlie Watts and Keith Richards have also previously outlined their own intentions to play live with The Rolling Stones for the first time since their huge Bigger Bang world tour was concluded in 2007.