There was a time, more than 50 years ago, when Mick Jagger was too naïve to worry about looking cool in front of a camera. “This was right before their first British TV performance,” says photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images of the young Rolling Stones, along with those by Gered Mankowitz, are collected in a new photo book. “Back in those days, the leader of the band was Brian Jones. Mick was just happy to have some attention. He’s a lot more serious these days.”
Breaking Stones: 1963–1965: A Band on the Brink of Superstardom is out today from ACC Editions.
*This article appears in the April 4, 2016 issue of New York Magazine.