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ROLLING STONES PHOTO EXHIBIT LAUNCHES

2/22/2013

The former Rolling Stones rocker, Bill Wyman has collaborated with several visual artists to launch a collection of his reworked photographs. According to MSN, Wyman recruited several cartoonists and portraitists to put their own spin on photos he took of the the Stones during his time in the band. Wyman mentioned that his bandmates were once camera shy.

He said, "I'd be taking pictures constantly. Mick would say, 'Knock it off Bill, for Christ's sake!' They got sick and tired of it. Charlie (Watts, drummer) was always very sweet."

Wyman's "Reworked" show launches at the Rook & Raven Gallery in London on February 27.

Bill is currently writing a second "warts-and-all" memoir of his time with the band. Wyman, who's now 76, and performed during the band's 50th anniversary shows in London late last year, told The Telegraph: "I'm going through my old diaries and boxes full of stuff I collected over the years, but it's finding it all that's the problem. I'm only up to 1972 at the moment."

In 1990, Wyman published his memoir of his time with the Stones, titled Stone Alone. He followed that in 2003 with a lavish 500-plus page oversized coffee table book, Rolling With The Stones. After that he published Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, chronicling the history of blues music in the south, and most recently The Stones - A History in Cartoons, which includes Wyman's doodles from over the years.

MICK TAYLOR POSTPONES TOUR

Meanwhile, Mick Taylor is postponing dates in Scotland and Australia due to possible health problems. The former Rolling Stones guitarist announced via his official website.

He said, "Due to unforeseen circumstances the planned shows in Reeth, Kinross and the Australian tour have been postponed. We will update you when there is any further information."


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