Running from the 5th April until the 4th September, EXHIBITIONISM combines over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band’s fascinating fifty year history.
Formed in London in 1962 The Rolling Stones are arguably the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band. It is certainly the most durable English group. The names of the band are famous. Mick Jagger (lead singer), Keith Richards (guitar) and Charlie Watts (drums) have been members from the beginning whereas Ronnie Wood (guitar) joined the band in 1975. The recent rapprochement between the USA and Cuba was recently marked by a live performance in Cuba by The Stones. Prior to this performance they had been banned in Cuba while Fidel Castro was in power.
The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British bands that invaded the US in the early 1960s. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the sixties. The band is now credited with introducing ‘Blues’ into rock music.
The Rolling Stones were entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list, and their estimated sales are above 200 million. They have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations. Noted for big stadium live tours, the band had made in 2007 four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time.
Charles Saatchi and his brother Maurice were co-founders of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which became the world’s largest advertising agency in the 1980s. Having been a collector of contemporary art for many years, Charles Saatchi donated the Saatchi Gallery and over 200 works of art to the British public in 2010. Based on an attendance survey covering 2014 The Saatchi Gallery featured in a list of the most visited art museums in the world.
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