In this exclusive photo story for Another Man, the foremost collector of Rolling Stones merchandise lays his rarest, most spectacular relics bare April 05, 2016
For those in-the-know,
Matt Lee is the world’s number one collector of Rolling Stones merchandise, memorabilia and paraphernalia. Even the band called on him to supply some impossibly rare pieces for their upcoming exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. Here, from inside Lee’s south London fortress, Another Man selects some of his most treasured finds.
Jumpin’ Jack Flash promo poster, 1968 Photography by Sam Rock Sticky Fingers UK promo display, 1971 Photography by Sam Rock Vinyl tablecloth designed by Andy Warhol exclusively for use at the Love You Live launch party thrown at New York club Trax in September 1977 Photography by Sam Rock Black and Blue US promo shop display featuring model Anita Russell, 1975 Photography by Sam Rock Denim crew shirt with Mick and Keith merchandise badges, 1976 Tour of Europe Photography by Sam Rock Clockwise from left: telephone, 1983; cardboard visor from Knebworth Fair, August 21, 1976; watch, 1983; promo Love You Live teeth, 1977; buckle belt, 1972; t-shirt 1973 European Tour Photography by Sam Rock It’s Only Rock’n’Roll US promo shop display, 1974 Photography by Sam Rock ‘We Love The Rolling Stones’ 350-piece jigsaw puzzle, 1960s Photography by Sam Rock Linen tea towel, early 60s; Some Girls promo wig box and Some Girls promo counter stand-up, 1978 Photography by Sam Rock Let it Bleed promo poster shot by Ethan Russell, 1969 Photography by Sam Rock Hysteric Glamour t-shirt with Andy Warhol design; set of all-access and technical tour passes for Mick Jagger solo tour, 1988 Photography by Sam Rock The first tongue pin, 1971 Photography by Sam Rock Plastic toy guitar, plastic harmonica and song chart issued by Selcol, early 60s Photography by Sam Rock Camera lens belonging to Hollywood Sun-Tattler photographer Photography by Sam Rock Let it Bleed promo poster shot by Ethan Russell, 1969 Photography by Sam Rock Clockwise from top left: illustration of Mick from issue one of The Rolling Stones monthly magazine, June 1964; postcard sent by Mick and Bianca from Bora-Bora to Rolling Stone Records; Street Fighting Man 7” sleeve; entourage laminate, 1975 Photography by Sam Rock
Bianca’s 1975 Tour of the Americas and 1976 Tour of Europe itineraries Photography by Sam Rock
This story appears in the S/S16 issue of Another Man, on sale now. Exhibitionism, the first international exhibition on the Rolling Stones, is on view from April 5 – September 4, 2016 at Saatchi Gallery, London.