- 10 Mar 20
Paul Nolan reports on the highlights of the exhibition drawn from the legendary Stones bassist's extensive archives.
Following on from previous hugely successful exhibitions devoted to Prince and Kurt Cobain, Newbridge Silverware this morning launched a new exhibition showcasing items from Bill Wyman's extensive Rolling Stones archives.
Stones fans and aficionados of rock history will find loads to delight them, with highlights including numerous stage suits and costumes from Wyman's 31-year stint as the Stones' bassist (Hot Press was particularly taken by a blue woollen jumper with a Satanic goat); a call sheet from The Rolling Stones Rock 'N' Roll Circus where the A-listers included Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithfull and The Who; a remarkable poem penned by Jim Morrison in memory of Brian Jones; bass guitars used by Wyman during live performances with the Stones; and numerous other exclusive pictures, film clips and items of memorabilia.
"This all represents the amazing life and career of Bill Wyman," said Martin Nolan of Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, giving Hot Press an exclusive talk through the exhibition. "It takes in his time as a musician before the Rolling Stones, his 30-year stint in the group, and his later career in the Bill Wyman Band. Having seen his documentary The Quiet One, we approached him about doing an exhibition and he was into the idea.
For rock fans, this is another unmissable opportunity to experience a genuine piece of history at Newbridge Silverware's Museum Of Style Icons.