Bill Wyman 12/31/19

Out now is Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman‘s latest book featuring his previously unseen photos of the band. The new, 272-page tome, Stones From The Inside, features 246 color shots along with 28 black and white photos showcasing the band on-stage, backstage, and on the road. The book, which spans Wyman’s decades with the band, also features timeless shots of such legends as John LennonEric ClaptonDavid BowieIggy PopJohn Belushi, and Dan Aykroyd, among others. Stones From The Inside is limited to 300 copies and sells for $525.

Wyman posted in the book’s introduction, “I have been asked many times over the years, what I might have been if I hadn’t been a Rolling Stone for three decades. My reply was always that I would have loved to have been a curator at a museum, running a library or, best of all, taking up photography as a career. As none of these ever happened, I amused myself throughout my travels by taking photographs of the people around me.”

Bill Wyman shot perhaps the most intimate photos of the Rolling Stones in existence. Wyman, who has exhibited some of the photos over the years, explained why he has what no one else does: [“Most photographers that were employed, or that came along to shoot their own stuff of the band, 90 percent of it’s on stage. I would say 50 percent or 60 percent of those shots on stage are of Mick (Jagger), or Mick and Keith (Richards), or Keith. The thing I was able to do, was take photos in dressing rooms of people just changing, getting ready for a show, people tuning up, hanging out backstage with friends.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . backstage with friends)

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Out now is Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman‘s latest book featuring his previously unseen photos of the band.
  • The new, 272-page tome, Stones From The Inside, features 246 color shots along with 28 black and white photos showcasing the band on-stage, backstage, and on the road.
  • Stones From The Inside is limited to 300 copies and sells for $525.

FAST FACTS

  • Bill Wyman, who is now 83, retired from the Rolling Stones in 1991 and recently successfully battled back against prostate cancer.
  • Although Wyman is no longer a partner in the Stones franchise, he is considered the band’s primary in-house historian and still contributes to their archival projects.
  • Last June saw the release of the documentary on Wyman titled The Quiet One. The film features Eric Clapton, early-Stones manager/producer Andrew Loog OldhamBob Geldof, Stones engineer Glyn Johns, and the Supremes‘ Mary Wilson.