In 1968 the Ampeg Company of Linden, New Jersey hired Dan Armstrong as a consultant to improve their Grammer line of guitars. He designed a new line of guitars and basses that were constructed of clear plexiglass.
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At the right edge of the cover on The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover there is a Shirley Temple doll wearing a stripped sweater with letters on it. Upon a closer look, Temple’s sweater says “Welcome The Rolling Stones” an homage to The Beatles fellow British band and friends The Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones band logo – forever synonymous with the band – was designed by art student John Pasche in 1970, after the band became frustrated by designs provided by their label Decca. Mick Jagger reportedly approached the Royal College of Art in 1969 looking to commission images for the band.
The Dirty Mac were a one-time English super-group consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell that Lennon put together for The Rolling Stones’ TV special entitled The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. Recorded on 11 December 1968, this was the first time that Lennon, who was still with The Beatles, had performed in public without the other Beatles
The cover to Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” album is a photograph of a New York City tenement block located at 96 and 98 St. Mark’s Place New York City, New York in the East Village.
In 1963, The Rolling Stones recorded a short jingle for a Rice Krispies television advertisement in which the group performed incognito. Sounds crazy to hear Mick Jagger singing about cereal. Here’s what The Rolling Stones looked like way back then in 1963.
Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones was found motionless at the bottom of his pool at 11:15 PM on the night of July 2, 1969, at his home Cotchford Farm in Sussex. The circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious. The coroner’s report stated “death by misadventure”, and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged […]