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See Rare Live Shots of a 1971 Rolling Stones Club Gig

Amazing vintage pics of Jagger and Co. at the Marquee from the lens of Alec Byrne

Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

On March 26th, 1971, just one month before Sticky Fingers hit record stores, the Rolling Stones played a rare club date at the Marquee Club in London to debut their new material. The intimate show, which was captured by a professional camera crew, was released on CD and DVD last month as the newest chapter of the group's From the Vault series. Photographer Alec Byrne was also on hand that day and got amazing shots of the band. His work from that day is featured right now at the Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles. Here are some images from the exhibit. 

Keith Richards and Bill Wyman

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

Gearing Up for Showtime

 Keith Richards and Bill Wyman speaking with their tour manager before the show.

Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

If You Can’t Rock Me

Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman onstage. They kicked off the night with "Live With Me" from the then-unreleased Sticky Fingers.

Bill Wyman

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

Stone Alone

Bill Wyman takes a moment during rehearsals.

Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

Let It Rock

Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Marquee. The show featured a cover of Chuck Berry's "Let It Rock."

Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

Mr. Watts

Charlie Watts during rehearsals.

Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

Live Licks

Mick Jagger plays guitar during rehearsals. 

Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

The Stones Unplugged

Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards play an acoustic number.

Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones Marquee Club, London Mar. 26, 1971 © Alec Byrne www.uberarchives.com (818) 863-6260

Alec Byrne

Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be

Jagger preps for the gig, which featured a mere eight songs.

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