Iconic Rolling Stones images on display

LOS ANGELES — The American way of life would not be what it is without the social reckoning of the musical force called the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones is music royalty. Their name is as synonymous with The Beatles when it comes to music and changing an entire genre.

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In early 1972, the Rolling Stones headed out on tour after their No. 1 worldwide album release of Exile on Main Street. From the raucous, star-studded and drug-fueled tour of the United States and Canada, specifically its California leg documented by photographer Jim Marshall, to their Sunset Sound recording studio visits in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Museum®’s The Rolling Stones 1972: Photographs by Jim Marshall showcases intimate backstage scenes and dynamic performance stills. The exhibit opens on Nov. 5 and will run through June 2023.

“Once Jim was in, he was another Stone. He caught us with our trousers down and got the ups and downs. I love his work, which must have been frustrating to do at times, but that is what happens on gigs like this. Wonderful work, and a great guy. He had a way with the shutter and an amazing way with the eye!” –Keith Richards on Jim Marshall.
“Jim’s masterful eye and unlimited access captured the Stones in the iconic rockstar way we now visualize the band,” said Kelsey Goelz, Associate Curator at the GRAMMY Museum. “This exhibit will transport you to an era of wild rock and roll energy at its best.”