Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stones' Summer of '71

Back in the summer of 1971, the Rolling Stones fled to Villa Nelcote in the South of France to escape their UK woes, find new inspiration, consume absorbent amounts of drugs and alcohol, write new material, and basically live it up like true rock stars for nearly six months - and have it all beautifully documented by French photographer Dominique Tarle.

To be quite honest, I'm not sure whether these images of the Stones' and Gram Parsons are striking because of my forthcoming trip to France, or the mere fact that the style and pure presence of these icons has an unexplainable (if not surreal) magnetism all its own. I highly encourage you read the whole story here and judge for yourself.