You know how, at a certain age, you think you’ve pretty much heard all the interesting things you could possibly know about the place you grew up. Plus the smaller the town the younger you are when you’ve heard it all, because the less there is find out. We moved from London to a small town near Nottingham when I was a child. A verysmall town, and I think I had barely reached my teens before I thought I had heard all there was to hear about Castle Donington.
However last week I was chatting to my Mum and her bother about music in the 60’s and how they had both seen the Rolling Stones live in concert. (As well as an unbelievable amount of other bands, of course). Then came the revelation that not 5km from the house I grew up in was a beautiful country folly where this photograph was taken…
I grabbed my camera, a vintage 60’s dress and drove over there. The band photographs were used on promo posters for their 11th studio album, Beggars Banquet.
Since the ‘Stones left the building has been renovated and it looks as though someone mows the grass now too. I never really get very nostalgic, but walking through the gateway at Swarkestone Pavillion, I imagined it was a portal back to 1968, and that when I got through the other side I would find Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Keith Richards sprawled on the grass.
Rolling Stones Pictures via: www.iorr.org.
One photograph from the shoot was also used on the back cover of the album Hot Rocks, 1964-71.
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