Thursday, September 30, 2010

Like a rolling stone...

The Rolling Stones
photographed by Dominique Tarlé

Dominique Tarlé spent the spring and summer of 1971 in the South of France with the Rolling Stones. The photographer was accepted in a small, constantly changing circle of musicians, friends and family. It was the time when the band left the country for tax reasons and recorded the ‘Exile on Main Street’ record.

Tarlé was let into the inner circle for a brief period and the resulting images document private moments and the creative process like no other.

The Villa Nellcôte on the French Riveria was home to Mick Jagger and his then girlfriend Bianca, Keith Richards und Anita, Wyman, Watts, Marlon, Western legend Gram Parsons and Eric Clapton.

The images capture various experience: a rock ‘n’ roll circus and all its groupies, girlfriends, dogs and kids; an unstructured life made up of hanging out and jamming, which escalated in drug-fuelled escapades in the sun, followed by the nursing hangovers in the distant morning.


Dominique Tarlé was born in Paris, 1948 and discovered photography and music at a young age. Since the French press didn’t show much interest for the music scene at the time, he was drawn to London, where he photographed English bands such as the Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Hendrix. Following his photographic documentation of the Rock and Roll Circus and Hyde Park Free Concert, he began to frequently hang out with the Rolling Stones in 1968.

Mick and Keith

Keith

Mick and Keith

Mick and Keith

Keith playing guitar for family and friends

Keith and Gram Parsons

Mick




I so envy those who get to hung out with rock stars. I need to get myself into the music scene...



Romany

[photos courtesy of gosee.us]

27 comments:

Josie said...

Oh, the Stones. Gotta love them.
xo Josie
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Berlin said...

Oh, I know I have heard some of their songs before. What was it again :S

Designing clouds,
Berlin

LyddieGal said...

Totally. How awesome would it be to hangout in their mansions all day?

Sunaina said...

Love the pics! How cool to hang out with rockstars!

Have a great weekend! x

Dusk said...

Romany... this is actually your nature... to be like Dominique... yes? To chronicle creativity... create beauty out of randomness... which all sounds rather wanky! but I hope you know what I mean... I am fascinated with the way you bring everything together... your images, words, etc...

I hope you are well honey.

rebecca said...

i love the photo of keith playing the guitar in front of everyone, perfect!

and don't get nervous about uni because of me! i love it so, so much, it's just verrrry tiring, and freshers flu does exist! bring lemsip with you (:

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The Zhush said...

Amazing post...vintage Stones..love! Did you see Almost Famous, what a great movie!

michelle_ said...

awesome black and white photos !

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jen said...

rock stars have such interesting lives. i'd love to be in one of their shoes for a day.

replying to your comment:
18 to drink makes sense to me too. especially when 18 year olds in america can buy ciggs, porn, get into strip clubs, and are considered legal adults.. yet can not drink. meh...

meg said...

Who could ask for more..Mick & Keith in France. Wow, so cool. Hope you are having an amazing weekend. I remember when I used to think of Connor Oberst chill'n with his friends. Anyway, he's got all these causes now. His music just isn't what it used to be.

My Republic of Fashion said...

Fantastic pictures! Mick jagger is so young there. :)SarahD

Signe said...

Such great images of an amazing band!!
My all time favorite song by them is 'Angie'

knk said...

very pretty looks soo sweet

jamie-lee said...

Sorry for the late reply. I love the Rolling Stones, they were musical geniuses!

As for me, haha well, I djed as I used to manage a bar/club, and we were having a function which our dj hadn't arrived at yet which meant that I had to play the part. It was.. interesting to say the least haha

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Gorgeous Clara said...

great pics!

love your header!

Heather said...

hahahah you are such a groupie!

Rosa&Carlotta said...

Amamzing shots!! Thanks for posting those pictures I loved them<3

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MarchMusings said...

No one like The Stones since then. Great photos.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Can you imagine being there? I'd probably be dead, though, all that partying, I would definitely have been right in the middle of it, lol! XX!

style-haus said...

love how intimate these photos are and how they candidly capture the rocker lifestyle of the stones.

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Imogen said...

I love the effect of these pictures and this is an interesting post.

Pop Champagne said...

they're sush a classic! :D

atelier said...

great pics! I'm green with envy of such amazing lives!

The Owl's Closet said...

Thanks for the background! Great photos on the Stones:)

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KIRAFASHION said...

I love them all girl, great songs!

Mat said...

ace images, great to look back

samantha said...

I agree. . great pics