Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones enjoying the pool at the Manger Motor Lodge in Savannah, GA
Just imagine your luck stumbling across this little gem… 23 original, never-before-seen photos of the Rolling Stones resting unmolested in an unmarked box? Yes, please. That’s exactly what Lauren White found herself staring at when a friendly, unassuming flea market dealer put them before her kindly with a wink and a nudge. Turns out they were taken (photographer unknown…) during the Rolling Stones American tour through Savannah, Georgia and Clearwater, Florida in 1965.
“He obviously didn’t know what he had. To tell the truth, I didn’t either. I obviously knew it was the Stones, but it took about a week of looking them over to realize that this was really a very unique circumstance. After extensive research, I came to find that these are unpublished, never-before-seen photos of one of the most legendary bands…
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Ray Kelly got thrown under the bus simply because the candidates knew the city had had enough of him. And with stop-and-frisk already down by 51%, and violent crime down by almost the same rate, there was just no need for Kelly to stake pride and ego on defending the unpopular strategy at a point where even the numbers say it isn’t needed.
Bill De Blasio “Cleared The Air” With Ray Kelly Over Shit-Talking : Gothamist.