The Michael Randolph Circus - Rock 'n' Roll PhotographyMichael Randolph
A restored and remastered photographic journey documenting The Rolling Stones 'Rock and Roll Circus' event held on December 11th 1968 in London
Legendary performers of the day, including Beatle, John Lennon, Cream guitarist, Eric Clapton, The Who, Marianne Faithfull, Jethro Tull (featuring Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on guitar) as well as The Rolling Stones themselves were all captured by Randolph in pin-sharp quality. He managed to eavesdrop on them relaxing, rehearsing, and philosophising and witnessed first-hand, and up-close the performances, highlights of which included the “super group”, Dirty Mac, which comprised of Lennon, Clapton, Jimi Hendrix Experience’s drummer, Mitch Mitchell and The Stones’ Keith Richards. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus was also the last time that Brian Jones was seen strumming his guitar in public.
This inspired and insightful book is beautifully and elaborately designed by Paul Skellett, know for his distinctive Archivum books on The Beatles (Eight Arms to Hold You, All You Need is Love and Tom Murray’s Mad Day Out). The book is narratively illuminated by Keith Badman, the author of several pop culture books, including The Beach Boys, Beatles Off the Record and Good Times and Bad Times: The Definitive Diary of the Rolling Stones 1960-1969.
Pictures and text combined, this will indeed serve as the ultimate deluxe publication of The Stones’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus, the very last major UK pop/ rock get-together of the 1960s, when some of the world’s best musicians of the day came together to play for one last time.
- Limited Fan Edition (1200)