Rolling Stones – Brian Jones – Original 1968 Personal Polaroid Photograph

An original, unique 1968 Polaroid photograph of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones on vacation in Sri Lanka, taken by his then girlfriend Linda Keith. This photograph came from the personal collection of Linda Keith, who sold it at auction, and signed the reverse of the Polaroid for us (using her married name, Linda Porter.) Keith herself holds a special place in the history of rock, as it was she (while dating Keith Richards) who in 1966 discovered the unknown Jimi Hendrix playing at a club in New York. She felt Hendrix was extraordinarily talented, and and introduced him to Seymour Stein of Sire Records and Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham in an effort to get him a record deal–but neither shared her vision. Her third try, ex-Animals bass player Chas Chandler got it big time, and signed Hendrix–and the rest is history. This 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" Polaroid is a unique, original print (Polaroids had no negative, so no other copy exists) showing Brian in front of a building with a Volkswagen bug painted over the doorway. There is a bit of faint creasing, but overall this is in very good condition. Personal snapshots of legends like Brian Jones are rarely if ever found, and we think this one gives a glimpse into an important player in the 60's scene. SOLD

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