A new exhibit coming to the U.K. features photos of the [lastfm]Rolling Stones[/lastfm] and the[lastfm] Beatles[/lastfm] that have not been shown in public before.
The pictures were taken during the 1960s and are part of an exhibit called “Mister Sixties: Philip Townsend’s Portraits of a Decade.” The show will open on September 16 at a venue near Manchester, U.K. It is scheduled to run until November 7.
One of the pictures includes the Stones wearing matching preppy checkered jackets. According to the Telegraph, Townsend, a well-known 60s photographer, says the band wanted to wear something tougher than “these awful checked jackets” but they couldn’t find anything.
“The boys were furious and thought the jackets were really naff, the total opposite of the tough image they were cultivating, but it was too late to find anything else,” the photographer says.
He adds, “The Stones tried their best to be mean and nasty, but they never really were. The Beatles were the real bad boys.”
Another rare picture at the exhibition shows [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm] at the Beatles’ first meeting with guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.