Now you can visit the Rolling Stones’ 1962 apart­ment

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

When Mick Jag­ger was com­ing up with ideas for an ex­hi­bi­tion high­light­ing The Rolling Stones’ fivedecade long ca­reer, he wanted to re-cre­ate the mood of the band in its early years. So, he had a team recre­ate the first Lon­don apart­ment he and his band mates shared in 1962, com­plete with dirty dishes, beer bot­tles and blues records placed through­out the flat. “That was the weird­est thing re­ally . ... The build­ing is still there - it’s not a build­ing that’s been knocked down or any­thing, it’s right around the cor­ner from where I ac­tu­ally live now,” Jag­ger said. “It’s very redo­lent of the space ... and it smells like it and feels like it. “I just remembered how it re­ally was,” he added. “There were a lot of places like that in the early ‘60s ... you wouldn’t want to live there now,” Char­lie Watts said.

The Stones also re-cre­ated their record­ing stu­dio, com­plete with orig­i­nal in­stru­ments, for “Ex­hi­bi­tion­ism - The Rolling Stones,” the band’s ex­hibit that de­buted at In­dus­tria in New York City on Satur­day af­ter launch­ing in Lon­don ear­lier this year. It in­cludes col­or­ful tour out­fits, Jag­ger’s lyric book, Keith Richards’ 1963 diary, Watts’ toy drum kit and var­i­ous pho­to­graphs, from posters to mag­a­zine cov­ers. “None of it made me cry par­tic­u­larly. Some of it made me laugh,” Jag­ger said of the mem­o­ra­bilia. The ex­hibit run in New York through March 12, 2017. Some of the pieces are works by Andy Warhol, Alexan­der McQueen and John Pasche, who de­signed the Stones’ iconic tongue logo.

“It’s like bump­ing into me­mories ev­ery­where you look for me,” Richards said. “You turn the cor­ner (and say), ‘Oh, that’s where I left it. Whether it’s a guitar or a piece of cloth­ing, ev­ery­thing sort of rings a bell some­where.” Ron­nie Wood, who joined the group in 1975, said he en­joyed see­ing the “lit­tle mo­tifs” through­out the ex­hibit, and added that one of his fa­vorite me­mories was join­ing the band for his first pub­lic per­for­mance - on his birth­day.

“I had to learn the en­tire Stones back cat­a­log to get ready to go on­stage on June 1, my birth­day, for my first pub­lic show with them,” he said, smil­ing. Of his high­lights, Richards said, laugh­ing: “I can pick out a few lows but we won’t bother with them, but oth­er­wise, it’s been pretty much a high all the time.” The Stones will re­lease a new al­bum of blues cover songs called “Blue & Lone­some” on Dec 2. When asked what his fu­ture goals are for the band, Watts said: “Stay­ing alive I think is the big­gest thing at the mo­ment, or get­ting up in the morn­ing.”—

— AP

One of two art in­stal­la­tions pro­mot­ing The Rolling Stones tour­ing ex­hibit ‘Ex­hi­bi­tion­ism’, is dis­played out­side of In­dus­tria in New York.

— AP photos

Photo shows Mick Jag­ger of the Rolling Stones poses for a por­trait in New York.

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