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 speaking with their tour manager before the show.
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 takes a moment during rehearsals.
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 during rehearsals.
Mick Jagger plays guitar during rehearsals.
Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards play an acoustic number.
Jagger preps for the gig, which featured a mere eight songs.