In 1961, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met on a train platform, beginning one of popular music's most potent collaborations. Rich Cohen's career-spanning history of the Rolling Stones particularly shines a the golden run—from the albums Beggars Banquet (1968) to 1972's Exile on Main Street—when the band was at the height of its powers. Finding new insights on the disastrous Altamont concert and the Stones' relationship with the Beatles, Cohen is equally as good on the low points as the highs, and in this illustrated tribute, he puts his finger on why the Stones will always matter.
"Masterful…. Hundreds of books have been written about this particular band and [Cohen's] will rank among the very best of the bunch."—Chicago Tribune