‘Breaking Stones 1963–1965 : A Band on the Brink of Superstardom’
Photographs by Terry O’Neill & Gered Mankowitz.

14 May – 9 July 2016 – Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam

‘Breaking Stones 1963–1965 : A Band on the Brink of Superstardom’, a brilliant new exhibition and book with photos by Terry O’Neill (1938) and Gered Mankowitz (1946) that captures the youth, the times and the spirit of The Rolling Stones’ formative early years. And documenting 1963–1965 were two young British photographers just starting out in their careers.

The exhibition at Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam runs from 14 May until 9 July.

Terry O’Neill, aged just 25, had a few years’ experience photographing musicians and knew that The Rolling Stones had the same magic as another British phenomenon that just recently started to chart, The Beatles. As the band was starting to record and tour, Gered Mankowitz came along. His first shoot, the now famous Mason’s Yard session, was so fruitful, Gered was asked to tag along on tour to America. Gered was a mere 19 when he picked-up his camera and joined the band on stage in 1965.

The two legendary photographers captured the band’s beginnings and these memorable images are forever placed in music’s consciousness. The photography throughout the book is embellished with various memories and interviews, celebrating the early days and giving an insight into what it must have felt like to go from a small club in Soho with no record deal to touring the world a few years later with a number one record. Terry O’Neill and Gered Mankowitz, two of the most respected, collected and exhibited photographers in the world were sitting in the front row. The book also includes quotes from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman.

Breaking Stones

Breaking Stones

Breaking Stones

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