by Annie Leibovitz
bromide print, 1975
14 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (365 mm x 267 mm) uneven
Given by the photographer, Annie Leibovitz, 1995
Sitterback to top
- Sir Michael Philip ('Mick') Jagger (1943-), Singer and composer; lead vocalist for the Rolling Stones. Sitter in 67 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Annie Leibovitz (1949-), Photographer. Artist or producer of 14 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The photograph was taken while Leibovitz was the official photographer of the Rolling Stones' 1975 US tour. Taken in Buffalo, New York.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 331
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1975back to top
Current affairsBritain votes to remain part of the European Economic Community. In the Labour government's referendum, 67% of voters answered 'yes' to the question 'Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?'
Art and scienceThe rock band Queen release their epic single Bohemian Rhapsody which reaches Number 1 in the pop charts and stays there for nine weeks. It is the only single to have been a Christmas Number 1 twice, due to its re-release in 1991 following Freddie Mercury's death, and the promotional video is often regarded as the first real music video.
InternationalThe communist organisation, Khymer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, takes over Cambodia renaming it Democratic Kampuchea. Khymer Rouge began its policy of forcible relocating the urban population to the countryside and brutally purging those sectors of society considered by Pol Pot to be a potential threat to the revolution: Buddhist monks, people with education, disabled people, and ethnic minorities.
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