The Rolling Stones at 50 - in pictures

In the half-century since playing their first gig in 1962 at the Marquee Club on London's Oxford Street, the Rolling Stones have shown a remarkable visual flair – as shown in these pictures from The Rolling Stones 50, a new book commemorating the band's career
Rolling Stones: City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 March 1971
The poster advertising the Rolling Stones' first UK tour since 1966, starting at City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 4 March 1971 Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Juke Box Jury at the BBC in London, 27 June 1964
Giving their opinion on records for Juke Box Jury at the BBC in London, 27 June 1964. Charlie Watts: 'I hated doing that show' Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Outside the Hotel Astor
Outside the Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York, 1 June 1964. 'Everywhere we went we had questions about why we had such long hair and dressed differently and not all in matching suits. We usually answered by saying we dressed differently because we're five different people' Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: 1972 North American tour poster
The North American 1972 tour ran from 3 June to 26 July, starting in Vancouver and ending in New York City after grossing the largest amount of money for a rock tour at that point in history Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Keith and Mick, London, 30 June 1967
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Feathers pub on Fleet Street, London, 30 June 1967, after both had just been released from prison on bail Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Backstage at the London Palladium, 22 January 1967
Backstage at the London Palladium, 22 January 1967 Photograph: Ray Weaver/Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Australian tour, 14 February - 27 February 1973
The group followed up the Canada-US tour with a trip through Australia and New Zealand from 14-27 February 1973, with stops in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Hyde Park, London, 13 June 1969
The band called a press conference in Hyde Park, London, on 13 June 1969, to introduce Mick Taylor (centre) as replacement for Brian Jones and announce a free show in the park the following month Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, 5th July 1969
At the free Hyde Park concert, 5 July 1969. Jagger: 'The bad part was that Brian wasn't there any more, which was really sad' Photograph: Tom King/Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Keith at Redlands, West Sussex, 31 July 1973
Richards at Redlands, his home in West Sussex, on 31 July 1973. 'I've had two or three houses burn down. Redlands burned down once … It was a terrible thing to happen to such a beautiful place. Parts of it date back to the 12th century' Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: European tour, 28 April - 23 June 1976
A promotional photograph for the 1976 European tour, which ran 28 April to 23 June, including their first shows in Zagreb and Barcelona Photograph: Mirrorpix
Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger with Keith Richard
Richards and Jagger at the Aylesbury courthouse, where Richards was charged with possession of LSD and cocaine, on 11 January 1977 Photograph: Alisdair MacDonald/Mirrorpix

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