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Who Shot Rock and Roll

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Photograph by Michael Putland courtesy of Who Shot Rock and Roll

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1982 photographed by Michael Putland.

Putland is a survivor, not only because he steered away from the rock-and-roll lifestyle, even on tour with the Rolling Stones, but because he is discreet. He never crossed the line between priority and impropriety, all the while taking the sexiest pictures of Jagger on stage ever (no one will ever be able to look at a microphone innocently again). Because he was the "official" photographer on the Rolling Stones' US and European tours, he was not thrown out of the put when the other photographers were removed. He captured the Stones sweaty, sexy, and sleepy.

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