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50 Years of The Rolling Stones: A Rock & Roll Retrospective

Analogue Gallery, Toronto's home of Rock & Roll photography, celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones with a Rock & Roll retrospective featuring photos by Ken Regan, Barrie Wentzell, Lynn Goldsmith, Neal Preston, Philip Townsend, and more. The trusty LC-Wide was there to capture photos to the lead-up of the show.

Analogue Gallery’s Rolling Stones retrospective

The year 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of one of the biggest acts in Rock & Roll: The Rolling Stones. The Stones played their first gig at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962, and continue to tour internationally to this day. As a gallery that specializes in Rock & Roll photography, we constantly display some of the greatest moments from Rock & Roll history and we embraced this opportunity to mount a retrospective celebrating the incredible career of this legendary band.

The show featured the work of nine renowned music photographers who have shot The Stones at various stages in their career. This collection depicts epic live performances as well as offering intimate behind-the-scenes portraits of Rock & Roll’s favourite bad boys.

In order to put on this special exhibition, we had to take down our regular show, give the walls a fresh coat of paint, and re-hang the gallery with these exceptional shots, all hand-picked by Analogue Gallery ’s Creative Director, Lucia Graca, from the incredible archives of photographers Ken Regan, Barrie Wentzell, Lynn Goldsmith, Neal Preston, Philip Townsend, Dimitri Hakke, Andrew Maclear, Pete Smith, and Michael Putland.

We documented the process of hanging the new show with the LOMO LC-Wide.

Taking down our regular display… you can see shots of Blondie, The Rat Pack, and the Opera House.

The gallery looks all weird and empty with nothing on the walls, but the mosaic of Keith at the back is a picture of what’s to come.

We have many good friends at Analogue, who help us do things… like repaint every inch of the gallery.

Dressed in our finest painting attire, we decide which images we will hang where.

The order of the images is switched approx. 1 billion times before we decide on the best configuration…

… and in the end it all looks great!

One of the most coveted pieces in the show: a Fender Starburst signed by The Rolling Stones.

We leave you with a photo of Mick taking pictures.

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