The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones jump onstage during their 1969 U.S. tour. "I shot that whole tour and did a huge book on it," says Russell. "If I had to choose two shots from it, it would be this one and the one from Altamont. First off, this is the photo where I realized the best angle to shoot. You've got the band in front and you see the audience. The energy is spectacular and you can see all those faces. You get this whole sense of history and excitement. The moral of the story is that the stage was never that low again. It doubled in '72 and then doubles again in '75. Now nobody can get near 'em, but in those days you really could."