23 never-before-published and almost-never-seen pictures of the Rolling Stones relaxing while on tour through Georgia and Florida in 1965 were recently found at a flea market in California. Lauren White, the photos’ discoverer, tells the story…
Basically, a guy who runs one of the stands called me over because I “looked like I would like rock ‘n’ roll”– and he was right…. He obviously didn’t know what he had. To tell the truth, I didn’t either. I obviously knew it was the Stones, but it took about a week of looking them over to realize that this was really a very unique circumstance.
After extensive research, I came to find that these are unpublished, never-before-seen photos of one of the most legendary bands in rock ‘n’ roll history. Not only that, they are beautifully composed, candid, raw and perfect in every way. They really convey a band innocent to their destiny.
The photographer is still unknown. The photos are currently on display at a downtown L.A. gallery.