The Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts; Keith Richards; Bill Wyman; Brian Jones; Mick Jagger)

1 portrait of Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts; Keith Richards; Bill Wyman; Brian Jones; Mick Jagger), by Gered Mankowitz, 1965 - NPG x88063 - Photograph by Gered Mankowitz © Bowstir Ltd 2017/

Photograph by Gered Mankowitz © Bowstir Ltd 2017/

The Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts; Keith Richards; Bill Wyman; Brian Jones; Mick Jagger)

by Gered Mankowitz
digital C-type colour print, 1965
18 in. x 18 in. (458 mm x 456 mm)
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x88063

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  • Sir Michael Philip ('Mick') Jagger (1943-), Singer and composer; lead vocalist for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 49 portraits.
  • Brian Jones (1942-1969), Musician; founder and instrumentalist for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 15 portraits.
  • Keith Richards (1943-), Musician; guitarist and bass guitarist for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 22 portraits.
  • Charles Robert ('Charlie') Watts (1941-), Drummer for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 22 portraits.
  • Bill Wyman (1936-), Musician; bass guitarist for the Rolling Stones; founder of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. Sitter in 22 portraits.

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Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger and Brian Jones were photographed by Gered Mankowitz outside Mankowittz`s studio in Mason`s Yard for their third album Out of Our Heads at the invitation of their manager Andrew Loog Oldham. So began a three year colloboration during which the 18 year old photographer documented their 1965 American tour and provided four album covershots which also included Between the Buttons.

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  • Hoare, Philip; Pepper, Terence, Icons of Pop, 1999 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 4 June -19 September 1999), p. 21

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Current affairs

Sir Winston Churchill dies after suffering a stroke at the age of 90. By Royal Decree his body lay in state for three days before he was given a State Funeral (a very rare honour for a non-Royal). Representatives from over 100 countries attended the funeral and thousands of people watched the procession of his coffin down the Thames.

Art and science

Julie Christie stars in John Schlesinger's film Darling, a film that captures fashionable London in the 1960s, while critiquing the superficiality of the jet-setting society. The film has subsequently been itself criticised for being out-of-touch with the realities of the day. The Post Office Tower (now the BT tower) opens for use, housing microwave aerials to carry telecommunications traffic from London.


President Johnson sends US troops to assist South Vietnam against communist North Vietnam and domestic nationalist insurgents. Johnson's plan for a short, limited war was soon quashed by North Vietnam's strategy of protracted war. As the conflict dragged on the US government instituted a draft, sparking anti-war protests that would continue until American involvement ended in 1973.

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