Author(s): Bent Rej
From March 1965 to May 1966, photographer Bent Rej enjoyed access to The Rolling Stones, having become one of the trusted inner circle of friends and associates, accompanying them on their first European outing. This book presents Rej's collection of photographs of this group of young musicians, revealing a forgotten time in the history of rock.
"The finest single collection of Stones photographs I have ever seen." Bill Wyman"
Bent Rej was born in Denmark and started working as a photographer for one of Denmark's leading newspapers in the early 1960s. In 1965, he began taking pictures of rock and pop stars, which is when he met and got to know The Rolling Stones as friends. Since the 1970s he has built a reputation of world renown working in the fashion and advertising industries; including a long association with Carlsberg and their "Probably the Best Beer in the World" campaign. He is also a highly acclaimed garden and flower photographer, as well as being an acknowledged expert on architecture. He has collaborated with Robert Dallas on a book about Provence and its buildings. Bent divides his time between Provence, London, and Copenhagen.
Foreword by Bill Wyman; My Year with the Rolling Stones by Bent Rej; The following chapters look at each of the band members in turn - at home, onstage, backstage, and on the road - with Bent's recollections on how, where, and why the pictures were taken, and interspersed with insights into how their lives were changing at this pivotal time.; Mick Jagger; Brian Jones; Bill Wyman; Charlie Watts; Keith Richard; Retrospective - an overview of how the Stones were transformed from young hopefuls to global superstars over the ensuing months and years.; Index and acknowledgments.