- 17 Oct 12
The world's greatest living rock 'n' rollers are being immortalised at the airport.
The Rolling Stones have their 50th birthday commemorated in November with a photo exhibition at Dublin Airport.
The black & white shots chronicle the band’s 1965 arrival at the airport just weeks after ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ topped the singles chart; their gig at the old Adelphi Cinema on Middle Abbey Street and the mayhem at Connolly Station as Mick, Keith, Charlie, Brian and Bill caught a train to Belfast for the second of their two historic Irish shows.
14 of them were only discovered recently when the Irish Photo Archive was being digitally catalogued.
“These photos are part of the social history of Dublin and are also fantastic images of a band on the cusp of global stardom,” enthuses Dublin Airport Authority Public Affairs Director, Paul O’Kane. “We’re delighted to be able to exhibit them in the Mezzanine area of Terminal 1.”
The images, which were taken by Lensmen Photographic Agency staffers Padraig MacBrian and Andy Farren who are both now in their 90s, are also part of the 42-page book accompanying the release of the Rolling Stones Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 documentary, which is out next month and assembled with the help of Hot Press.