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The Rolling Stones: Fifty Years (Paperback)
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The Rolling Stones: Fifty Years (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 11/04/2013
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In 1962 Mick Jagger was a bright, well-scrubbed boy (planning a career in the civil service), while Keith Richards was learning how to smoke and to swivel a six-shooter. Add the mercurial Brian Jones (who'd been effectively run out of Cheltenham for theft, multiple impregnations and playing blues guitar) and the wryly opinionated Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, and the potential was obvious.

During the 1960s and 70s the Rolling Stones were the polarising figures in Britain, admired in some quarters for their flamboyance, creativity and salacious lifestyles, and reviled elsewhere for the same reasons. Confidently expected never to reach 30 they are now approaching their seventies and, in 2012, will have been together for 50 years.

In The Rolling Stones, Christopher Sandford tells thehuman drama at the centre of the Rolling Stones story. Sandford has carried out interviews with those close to the Stones, family members (including Mick's parents), the group's fans and contemporaries - even examined their previously unreleased FBI files. Like no other book before The Rolling Stoneswill make sense of the rich brew of clever invention and opportunism, of talent, good fortune, insecurity, self-destructiveness, and of drugs, sex and other excess, that made the Stones who they are.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781849832847
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 388 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 1 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Highly readable and well judged. . . . Sandford skillfully deconstructs some of the mythology around the group." --"Financial Times"
"Sandford is no stranger to the rock bio and attacks his newest venture with skill and style. . . . an expert job of capturing a complicated subject. . . . his easy storytelling style and expert musical knowledge make for a satisfying read."" --Publishers Weekly" on "Keith Richards: Satisfaction"

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