Thursday, February 26, 2009

Candid Shots Of Beatles And Rolling Stones Surface

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Beatles and the Rolling Stones weren’t always serious musicians.

On March 4 through April 14, the Not Fade Away Gallery in New York City will exhibit 50 early, never-before-seen images of the Fab Four and the Stones in a series called The British Are Coming: The Beatles And The Rolling Stones 1964-66.

Curator Larry Marion says these obscure images, photographed by the bands’ then manager Bob Bonis, capture the rock gods “extraordinarily candid and unguarded” when they first came to America.

He says, “Because Bob had access to them, nothing like this has ever been seen before. You see that they were regular people and boys who just wanted to have fun.”

The candid images include Mick Jagger with his pants pulled down spanking himself, Ringo Starr and George Harrison having a karate fight, and both bands trying to rest after shows and press events.

Though these photos depict the legends at their most vulnerable moments, Marion doesn’t think they’d be embarrassed by the shots.

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