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The Rolling Stones album art

The Rolling Stones album art research by Charles Yoe.

It was the picture on december’s children (and everybody’s) THE ROLLING STONES* that made it happen for me. Where was this picture taken? What were they doing? Who were these guys? The earlier albums looked posed, studio shots. These guys, squeezed into that narrow space, looked like something real. I turned it over and read—an anthem, a poem, what did it mean?

Album art is often our first private encounter with a band we may have heard once on the radio. Especially in days of yore before we were saturated with social media imagery. Not only is the Stones’ music iconic, so are many of their album covers. Starting with the big four: Beggar’s Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile on Main Street. Here you will find a good faith first effort to preserve and tell the stories of these and hopefully, over time, more album covers. There will be errors, even when the principles tell the story they tell it a little differently each time, speculation is labeled as such, rock and roll does not need footnotes so sources are simply listed at the end. Enjoy and add what you know, correct what I got wrong and have some fun doing it.

Charles Yoe

Studio albums


Beggars Banquet


Let It Bleed


Sticky Fingers


Exile On Main St

Compilation albums


Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)

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