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The Rolling Stones, Live At The Marquee London March 1971

The Rolling Stones, Live At The Marquee London March 1971

The exhibition features previously unseen photographs of the Rolling Stones by rock photographer Alec Byrne. The show will run for one week only, June 22-28. The opening reception will take place on Monday June 22, the same day a DVD of restored footage from the legendary club show hits the streets as part of the Rolling Stones "From The Vault" series. Alec Byrne was one of the only photographers allowed into the Marquee that night to document the concert. On view will be a selection of twenty four 11x14 silver gelatin prints, all shot at the Marquee the night of the concert.

Alec covered the rock & roll scene in London for about ten years beginning in the mid 1960s. During that time he freelanced for numerous music magazines such as Melody Maker, New Musical Express and others, eventually setting up his own agency. His work consists of approximately 80,000 frames, mostly 35mm negatives and 120mm transparencies, all of which were in storage for nearly 40 years until late 2012. Many of the images are previously unpublished and feature all the icons of the era: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and many more.

Alec’s archive was re-introduced to the world in late 2012 with a one-night show in Los Angeles attended by over 1000 people. Alec’s photos have also been exhibited at PhotoLA; published in the booklet artwork for the recently released Jimi Hendrix rarities collection “People, Hell and Angels”; featured during the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; exhibited at the SXSW Music Festival; and added to the permanent black & white photography collection at the Portland Museum of Art. His photos will be featured in the forthcoming Rolling Stone Bob Marley Special Issue and in the artwork for the soon-to-be released reissues of the Led Zeppelin catalog.

The Perfect Exposure Gallery is the recognized venue in Southern California to display the work of award winning and accomplished photojournalists as well as works of photographers that regard artistry and craftsmanship as a standard of excellence. The mission of the Perfect Exposure Gallery is to present exhibits free of charge to the general public with the following goals to exemplify the rich variety and impact of photography, freedom of expression, a forum for the aesthetic, the contemptible and the sublime.

Exhibition dates: Monday 22, June 2015 to Sunday 28, June 2015

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