Rolling Stones 50Starting this week it is the Rolling Stones 50 exhibition at Somerset House to mark the bands 50th Anniversary.

It will be 50 years to the day that the Rolling Stones stepped on stage for the first time at the Marquee Club in Oxford Circus on the 12th of this month.

On the 12th July 1962 a hell of a band was born and Somerset House commemorate their 50 years in the music industry with a free photographic exhibition that documents the last half century of the bands lives.

The exhibition can be found in the East Wing Galleries, showing a large amount of unseen and rare material spanning the 50 years the band has been together.

Rolling Stones 50 will include over seventy prints ranging from reportage photography, live concert and studio session images, to contact sheets, negative strips and outtakes from every period of the band’s history – from performing in the smallest blues clubs to the biggest stadium tours of all time.

Available to buy will be limited edition prints, copies of the book and other items.

This exhibition coincides with the release of the book by the same name, published by Thames & Hudson.