Sneak Peek: Rare photos of Beatles and Stones at Not Fade Away Gallery
Wed Mar 4 2009
Beatles or Stones? Beatles or Stones? Could there be a more important question to ask when sussing out a person's musical proclivities, aspirational social status or—let's be frank here—fuckability?
Separate the men from the boys at tonight's opening reception of "The British Are Coming: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones 1964-66" at Not Fade Away Gallery (6--10pm, free). The exhibit, up through April 14, includes never-before-seen and previously unpublished shots from the British Invasion's earliest years (1964--'66), as captured by Bob Bonis, the groups' first U.S. tour manager. The shots are intimate—tender even (see: Keith Richards giving Charlie Watts a haircut), as if they were pulled out of the dusty ol' scrapbook of some grandma in Duluth.
In total, Bonis snapped more than 3,500 photos with both bands; the ten above are selected from the 50 images on view at Not Fade Away. See 'em in person tonight by R.S.V.P. to 212-995-1400 or email@example.com. English beer and snacks will be served!