The Rolling Stones, Los Angeles 1971 “Exile Postcard #1”
© Norman Seeff

The Rolling Stones, Los Angeles 1971 “Exile Postcard #1”

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By Norman Seeff
About the image
I art directed the EXILE ON MAIN STREET album package. Mick was very hands-on and the final decision maker. One afternoon, we asked him to hand-write the liner notes, which we pasted on to layout. We created the album package design right there in that moment.

For the EXILE ON MAIN STREET session, Mick had the idea of the Stones coming down the ramp of a ship ‘defecting’ to France – for tax reasons. Rather than risk shooting at the Long Beach docks, I decided to build a set. The session began at midnight. Mick’s assistant, in period costume, impulsively turned to kiss Mick and lost her footing and they both came down. I captured a sequence of shots that we turned into postcard inserts of classic ‘Stones’ moments that have since become valuable collectors items.

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The Rolling Stones, Los Angeles 1971 “Exile Postcard #1”
The Rolling Stones, Los Angeles 1971 “Exile Postcard #1”


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