It’s Only Black ‘n White (But I Like It)

Charlie is my Darling Box Set CoverSusan Kennedy, of the Venture City Group, has been getting more than her fair share of (job) satisfaction as of late – and with good reason.

A total of 14 black and white photographs from her Irish Photo Archive have been selected for inclusion in a new book about those ageless rockers, The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling – Ireland 1965.

(The Irish Photo Archive is a veritable treasure trove of more than two million photos covering all aspects of Irish life for the last 60 years, including many other unpublished celebrity photos.)

The never-before-seen photographs of Mick, Keith, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and the late Brian Jones, were uncovered during a recent cataloguing exercise, and feature the band members on their second Irish tour in early September, 1965.

The whirlwind tour saw the London group play two gigs at Dublin’s Adelphi Theatre, and a further two concerts at the ABC Theatre in Belfast.

Susan’s historic shots of the Stones – capturing the band arriving at Dublin Airport, performing at the Adelphi and relaxing backstage – have pride of place in a 42-page Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition hardcover book due for release in early November.

The key art from the book will also feature on the DVD and Blu-ray releases. The film itself has its world premiere in New York City on Saturday, September 29, at the 50th anniversary of the NY Film Festival.

(Incidentally, 2012 also marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones themselves.)

To further underline the importance of these painstakingly restored photographs, they will be on public display in the mezzanine area of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport from November.

This blog was kindly supplied by Susan Kennedy of Lensmen , a member of the Venture City Group.

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