Rare photos of the Beatles, Rolling Stones | Mick Jagger, Savannah, Georgia, May 1965
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Beatles, Rolling Stones: rare, candid images from a private archive

Rare photos of the Beatles, Rolling Stones | Mick Jagger, Savannah, Georgia, May 1965

Framed by poolside palms, Mick Jagger checks out Bob Dylan’s 1965 album “Bringing It All Back Home.”

 (The Bob Bonis Archive)
The Beatles on vacation in Bel Air, August 1964
After the Ambassador Hotel canceled the Beatles’ reservations out of fear of being inundated with crazed fans, British actor Reginald Owen offered up his Bel Air manse (where the band is pictured) for the bargain price of $1,000. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Mick Jagger poolside in red swimsuit and sunglasses, Clearwater, Florida, May 7, 1965
Mick Jagger at the Jack Tar Harrison Hotel. On this day, Jagger and Keith Richards wrote what would become one of the biggest hits of their careers, "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Mick Jagger reads Playboy magazine, Los Angeles, May 1965
Mick Jagger takes advantage of a little downtime to catch up on the June 1965 issue of Playboy magazine. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
John Lennon backstage St. Louis, August 1966
Amid hangers and locker cubbies, John Lennon lounges backstage before the Beatles’ show at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis on Aug. 21, 1966.  (The Bob Bonis Archive)
The Beatles Boarding An Airplane, Seattle, August 1964
The Beatles -- George Harrison, left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon -- board a flight to Vancouver, Canada. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Mick Jagger on the phone, circa 1965
Mick Jagger enjoys a laugh on the phone, perhaps during an interview. Jagger once recalled to Rolling Stone how exciting the early years were for the band and for him personally. He dubbed it a “very champagne feeling.” (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, childhood friends turned rock icons, May 20, 1965
Keith Richards, left, and Mick Jagger lounge in a motel room in Los Angeles during the Rolling Stones’ third U.S. tour. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Paul McCartney en route to St. Louis, August 1966
Paul McCartney listens intently to an unidentified friend while in an airplane. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Paul McCartney on stage amidst debris, Houston, August 1965
Paul McCartney performs on a littered stage. Fans began tossing jellybeans on stage because George Harrison had mentioned he loved the softer British version, jelly babies, in an interview. Along with a barrage of hard candy, the crowd threw paper, cups and even a few dangerous objects.  (The Bob Bonis Archive)
John Lennon backstage, waving the British flag, Portland, Ore., August 1965
John Lennon dressed as Lawrence of Arabia backstage during a show. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Mick Jagger and Brian Jones on stage, circa 1964
Mick Jagger as seen through the amps, tour manager Bob Bonis’ perspective from the side of the stage.  (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Ringo Starr in silhouette, Kansas City, Mo., September 1964
Ringo Starr in silhouette during the Beatles’ show at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City on Sept. 17, 1964. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Mick Jagger poses with young fan, Santa Monica, Oct. 29, 1964
A few days into their second U.S. tour, Mick Jagger obliges a young fan with a backstage photo op during the taping of “The T.A.M.I. Show.” (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Keith Richards on break with his guitar and a Pepsi, circa 1965
Keith Richards poses with a Pepsi Cola and a 1962 Epiphone Casino ES-230TDV. In his lifetime, Richards would amass a collection of more than 3,000 guitars. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Mick Jagger sings on stage, Berlin, West Germany, September 1965
Mick Jagger sings during the Stones’ controversial West Berlin show at the Waldbuhne. A riot broke out after the first song, and the Stones had to retreat to the underground bunkers for protection. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Mick Jagger at RCA Studios, Hollywood, 1965
A candid shot of Mick Jagger during one of the Rolling Stones’ recording sessions at RCA Studios in Hollywood. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Brian Jones plays his Vox Teardrop guitar, October 1964
The one-of-a-kind prototype guitar was custom-made for Jones by Vox. Though he played it onstage frequently during the Stones’ 1964 and 1965 tours, Brian did not use it as often in the studio, because it had an odd shape and was difficult to play while sitting.  (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Keith Richards with tour posters, Hamburg, West Germany, Sept. 13, 1965
Keith Richards at a luncheon thrown by German newspaper Bild Zeitung to make up for a mistake in an article that caused the Stones to threaten to cancel the rest of the tour. (A photo caption had misidentified Bill Wyman’s girlfriend as Chrissie Shrimpton, Mick Jagger’s girlfriend at the time.) (The Bob Bonis Archive)
John Lennon plays keyboard with his elbow, Portland, Ore., August 1965
On their 1965 U.S. tour, the Beatles ended each show with “I’m Down.” Toward the end of the song John Lennon, who played a Vox Continental organ for this song, would take a solo that would include several glissandos with his elbow. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Paul McCartney plays against the crowd, Bloomington, Minn., August 1965
Paul McCartney turns away from 25,000 fans and finds the photographer. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
The Beatles on stage in Kansas City, Mo., September 1964
The Beatles perform an unscheduled show at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City after local mogul Charles O. Finley persuaded them to play for $150,000. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
George Harrison tunes his guitar backstage, Philadelphia, August 1966
Perched on a craft service table, George Harrison tunes his guitar for the Beatles’ performance that night at JFK Stadium. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
John Lennon tunes his Epiphone Casino guitar, Philadelphia, August 1966
John Lennon, right, tunes his 1966 Epiphone Casino guitar while George Harrison assists with a harmonica. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Paul McCartney, John Lennon tune backstage, Detroit, August 1966
Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon warm up on their guitars in anticipation of their show at Olympia Stadium in Detroit on Aug. 13, 1966. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Keith Richards, Mick Jagger on a train, 1965
Keith Richards, left, and Mick Jagger en route to a show. Richards strums his 1963 Harmony H-1270 jumbo 12-string acoustic guitar, which was used to record the Stones’ earliest acoustic tracks (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Rolling Stones record at Chess Records Studio, Chicago, June 1964
Between shows, the Rolling Stones record at Chess Records Studio. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards got their start playing covers of Chess Records recordings in England. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on an airplane, California, August 1965
A candid shot of Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo Starr. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
John Lennon performs in Philadelphia, August 1966
John Lennon performs at JFK Stadium on Aug. 16, 1966. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
Keith Richards lost in a guitar solo, RCA Studios, Hollywood, 1965
Keith Richards wails on his Epiphone Casino, which is plugged into a Maestro Fuzz effects box. (The Bob Bonis Archive)
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