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A new photography exhibition offers rare, never-before-seen photos of The Rolling Stones in their heyday.

It was the year they released ‘Brown Sugar’; when Sticky Fingers reached number one in both the UK and US album charts; and the band upped sticks, moving their entourage and rock ‘n roll lifestyle to the warmer climes of the South of France.

Now the lives of The Stones in 1971 can be glimpsed in an exhibition at Hampstead’s Zebra Gallery. ‘Brown Sugar On Main Street’ includes recently discovered negatives of the band’s day-long photo-shoot by Peter Webb, alongside Dominique Tarle’s legendary Exile photos taken at the Villa Nellcôte in France. From intimate moments (Keith Richards serenading Gram Parsons), to photos of the band at their debauched best (late night drinking sessions round the dinner table), it’s a look back at the golden era of a band currently celebrating 50 years of iconic rock.

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Exhibition runs from 22 Nov 2012 to 26 Jan 2013, Tues – Sat, 10:00 – 17:00, free entry, Zebra One Art Gallery, 1 Perrins Court, Hampstead, London, NW3 1QX

Rogue Keith by Peter Webb    

Keith Richards and Gram Parsons, terrace of Villa Nellcote, Villefranche sur Mer, 1971

Keith Richards "knocking on heaven's door", Villa Nellcote, Villefranche sur Mer by Dominique Tarle 1971
Top image 'Cool Stones' by Peter Webb 

Words by Stephanie Soh

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