Tristan's Gallery

The Rolling Stones As Time Goes By

Edward was at, if not the first, one of the first Rolling Stones' concerts at the Richmond Jazz Festival in 1963. Over the years many negatives have been lost as time goes by and Tristan's Gallery are pleased to offer a selection of Rolling Stones images reaching across their impressive career, from the beginnings up to Hackney Diamond days.

In the annals of rock history, few bands have left as indelible a mark as The Rolling Stones. Emerging on the scene in 1962, this English rock band ushered in a seismic shift in the musical landscape, quickly ascending to the zenith of the rock and roll pantheon. Originally formed by the iconic lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Brian Jones, the band channeled the raw energy of blues and R&B into a potent blend of rock that would forever alter the genre. In a career that spans well over half a century, The Rolling Stones cultivated a rebellious and electrifying image that resonated profoundly with generations of fans, forging an enduring legacy that is brilliantly captured through the lens of photographic art.

Tristan's Gallery is proud to present our finest selection of images of this iconic British band through time, curated by Edward from the leading international artists that have photographed them from the beginning.

The Rolling Stones’ narrative is also one of resilience and longevity, overcoming personal tragedies, line-up changes, and the evolving tides of the music industry. The loss of the original member Brian Jones in 1969 and more recently, the passing of the stalwart drummer Charlie Watts in 2021, marked end of eras within the band’s journey. Yet, they have managed to sustain their spellbinding allure, drawing in new generations of listeners with their inexhaustible passion for music. The photographs of the band stand as visual testimonies to their remarkable journey, immortalizing moments of youthful defiance, artistic brilliance, and the kind of rock and roll camaraderie that has made The Rolling Stones an everlasting symbol of cool. This visual journey not only charts the evolution of a band but of a cultural phenomenon that rewrote the rules, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the world of icons who defined rock and roll.