The Rolling Stones by Christopher Simon Sykes
In 1975, Christopher Simon Sykes received a phone call from Mick Jagger, a personal friend, inviting him to document the Rolling Stones on their upcoming 40-show Tour Of The Americas ’75, known among Stones fans as T.OT.A. 75 . The connection to Jagger and the lead singer’s vote of confidence gave Sykes, “absolutely free and total access.”
Sykes photographed every aspect of the legendary tour, kept a daily diary and collected memorabilia such as backstage passes, the tour manager’s newsletters, even hotel keys. Below is a curated selection from his photographs of the grueling and infamously decadent life on the road with ‘The Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band in the World’. Each is available as a signed, limited edition print.
A broader selection of images from the tour as well as the later architectural studies Sykes’ is now widely known for are available here.