New London Exhibition Opening Next Month Featuring Rolling Stones Rare Photos.
A new photo exhibition featuring previously unseen early images of several Rolling Stones members is scheduled to open next month at London’s Proud Chelsea gallery. The exhibit, dubbed “The Stones and Their Scene,” will showcase candid pics of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts taken in 1963 and ’64 by late photographer Eric Swayne. The photos will be on display from June 13 through July 28.
The images featured in the exhibition were discovered in Swayne’s private archives by his son Tom shortly after the photographer’s death. The display also will boast photos of several other luminaries from London’s “Swinging ’60s” scene, including Richards’ ex-wife Anita Pallenberg and model Pattie Boyd, who dated Eric Swayne before she married The Beatles’ George Harrison and, later, Eric Clapton.
Speaking about the exhibit, Tom Swayne, says, “I discovered a beautiful trove of unseen images: Mick shot informally in Dad’s studio, just test shots for a friend, and Keith and Charlie too — a whole series of them fooling around in Dad’s flat with [model] Chrissie Shrimpton.”
The exhibit will coincide with The Stones’ three scheduled concerts in the U.K.: June 29 at the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England, and on July 6 and July 13 at London’s Hyde Park.