Andaz West Hollywood to Debut New Exhibition of Rare Beatles and Rolling Stones Photographs from The Bob Bonis Archive

a22_7Andaz West Hollywood announces the upcoming exhibition of rare photographs from The Bob Bonis Archive, in association with Gallery Schuster of Berlin. On display will be a collection of limited edition photographs by Bob Bonis, former US Tour Manager of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles during their first tours of America, featuring intimate and unguarded photos of both groups, many previously unseen. The photographs will be on display at Andaz West Hollywood September 15 through December as part of the hotel’s rotating art program.

Andaz will host a private, media-only preview reception Tuesday, September 15 from 7-9 PM with Bob Bonis Archive curator Larry Marion onsite to provide expert commentary and background. A public reception will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 7-9 PM.
Note: Larry Marion is available for interview and desksides.

Curated from a cache of 5,000 mostly unpublished photographs, the Bob Bonis Archive contains uniquely personal photographs of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles taken between 1964 and 1966. Kept private by Bonis, who passed away in 1992, the photos were uncovered by his son Alex nearly 50 years after they were taken, and were first made available for public purchase in early 2015 as limited edition, Grammy Museum-certified, fine-art prints. Select photographs will be available for purchase for a limited time at Andaz West Hollywood.

“Andaz West Hollywood has a long rock and roll history on The Sunset Strip. Some of the most legendary rock parties happened here. Most notably, Keith Richards famously hurled a television onto the Sunset Strip. We try to honor that history and carry on that energy in the hotel today,” said Andaz West Hollywood General Manager Lin Schatz. “We are thrilled to unveil the Bob Bonis Archive as our next exhibition. These rare photographs give a unique look into the lives of the world’s two most iconic bands and have the power to transport the viewer back into the Golden Age of Rock.”

“Teaming with the legendary rock and roll pedigree of the Andaz allows us to open up the work to visitors from all around the world – people who also love and appreciate a time when rock stars ruled the world. Now, through the Archive’s unique “Art Accessibility” platform, collectors and fans alike can own rare, limited edition pieces from that time and get a glimpse what of the Archive has to offer, via the Andaz West Hollywood exhibition,” said Larry Marion, curator of the Bob Bonis Archive. Kurt Benjamin, a managing partner of Rare Photo Archives, which represents The Bob Bonis Archive, added: “These photographs capture the most important period, The British Invasion, heralded by the arrival in America of the two most important bands in rock history.”

Following the media-only reception on Tuesday, September 15, Andaz West Hollywood will host a viewing reception for hotel guests and neighbors on Wednesday, September 16 from 7-9 PM. The complimentary reception is part of Andaz West Hollywood’s ongoing event series, Andaz Salon, which delivers cultural experiences for Andaz guests and neighbors.

Andaz West Hollywood is located at 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

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About Andaz West Hollywood
An iconic Los Angeles hotel once referred to colloquially as the Riot House for its rock & roll parties hosted by the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Who and The Rolling Stones, Andaz West Hollywood has evolved into a sexy urban oasis with a touch of vintage glamour. The modern boutique hotel is nestled between the Hollywood Hills and the world famous Sunset Strip and features complimentary amenities such as wifi, non-alcoholic minibar, and an Andaz Lounge offering complimentary morning coffee and wine tasting each evening. The hotel boasts Los Angeles’ highest rooftop pool; Riot House Restaurant & Bar; and creative event spaces fit for small meetings as well as large weddings. 

About The Bob Bonis Archive
The Bob Bonis Archive is considered one of the most important photographic discoveries in the world of rock music. From 1964 through 1966, Bob Bonis was the American Tour Manager for both The Beatles and Rolling Stones, accompanying both bands on their historic U.S. tours – coming to and conquering America, and heralding The British Invasion.

During his career, Bonis shot more than 5,000 photographs of the most legendary acts in music history including: 2,700 Rolling Stones photos, 800 Beatles photos, plus an eclectic mix of images encompassing Frank Sinatra, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Simon & Garfunkel, Chicago, Cream, The Hollies, Peter and Gordon and many of the jazz greats with whom he worked over the years.

Most of these recently discovered photographs have never before been published, made available for purchase, or ever even seen by fans and collectors. Bob Bonis’ contribution to rock history is a magnificent collection of more than 3,500 historic photographs of two of the greatest bands in the world – The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

The unguarded and personal nature of these images reflect Bonis’ close friendship with the bands and offers a private, behind-the-scenes look into the early days of the historic British Invasion era of rock and roll.
The Bob Bonis Archive has partnered with Rare Photo Archives to present, for the first time, the images of Bob Bonis as limited edition fine art prints, each hand numbered, embossed with the Bob Bonis Estate seal, and accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity from The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, and to make these images available for sale to fans and collectors around the world.

Miami Herald: Satisfaction – 5 Notes That Changed The World

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2015

Mick Jagger, Clearwater, FL, May 7, 1965 #250 years ago, Rolling Stones lead guitarist Keith Richards dreamt a few notes and a few words and recorded it on a personal tape deck. Songwriting partner and bandmate Mick Jagger fleshed out the rest of the song by the pool of the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, FL on May 7th, 1965, and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” became the Rolling Stones’ first #1 hit in America. Considered by most music critics to be THE quintessential rock song, Rolling Stone magazine, in 2004, ranked it as the second greatest song in music history. “Satisfaction” is the Stones’ most popular recording, considered their signature song, and that riff, written by Keith in a dream in 1965, was later referred to by Newsweek as the “five notes that shook the world.”

This week, the Bob Bonis Archive issued a special collection – Get Some Satisfaction – a series of never-before-released limited edition photographs, including previously unpublished images, taken by then Rolling Stones U.S. Tour Manager Bob Bonis in 1965. The photographs document the day “Satisfaction” was written by Jagger and Richards, as well as the recording sessions where the Stones completed what was to become a world-changing hit.

Keith Richards awoke one morning to find that his recently purchased cassette player seemed to be broken; the new tape he had inserted the day before had run to the end. Having no recollection of using the recorder, he rewound the tape to discover that, in his sleep, he had recorded a five note riff, the phrase “I can’t get no satisfaction,” and some chords blocking out a verse, followed by forty minutes of snoring.

Their concert at the Jack Russell Stadium on May 6 was aborted after four songs because fans started to riot. The Stones returned to the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater (today the headquarters of the Church of Scientology) and that night Keith had his fateful dream. The next day Mick Jagger wrote the controversial lyrics to the song sitting by the hotel pool. A few days later they recorded an acoustic version of “Satisfaction” at the world-famous Chess Studios in Chicago that remains unreleased to this day.

Four days later, at RCA Studios in Hollywood, CA, Keith, attempting to simulate a saxophone, used a newly developed Maestro Fuzz Box effect pedal Gibson had sent over and the revolutionary riff was laid down for posterity. “The fuzz tone had never been heard before anywhere, and that’s the sound that caught everybody’s imagination,” Richards wrote in his 2010 autobiography, Life. “As far as I was concerned, that was just the dub. [But] ten days on the road and it’s number one nationally! The record of the summer of ’65.” By mid-July it was #1 at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and would go on to sell over 4.5 million copies.

According to Mick Jagger, “Satisfaction” was “my view of the world, my frustration with everything… simple teenage aggression. It was about America, its advertising syndrome, the constant barrage.”

Bob Bonis (1932-1992), who was the U.S. Tour Manager for both The Beatles and Rolling Stones from 1964 through 1966, was with the Stones on their third tour of America in May 1965. He photographed them by the pool at the hotel on the very day Mick penned the lyrics and completed the song, and also in the studio a week later when they recorded the version of “Satisfaction” that would be released and make history.

Get Some Satisfaction includes other photographs of the Stones from May of 1965 and newly released photographs of The Beatles Bonis took during their historic tours of America.

The photographs are available as limited edition fine art prints that are hand-numbered, estate embossed and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. Live.

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