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The Rolling Stones
January 31, 2013   
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On a bleak and cloudy day in April 1967, The Rolling Stones played two memorable concerts in Warsaw. Back in the day, The Rolling Stones were the second most popular rock band in the world after The Beatles and to many, their arrival in a communist country was about as extraordinary and had the impact of a UFO landing. Music historians, in turn, see the date as a milestone for both music in Poland and Polish society in general.

A major surprise on many levels, the Stones’ expedition behind the Iron Curtain has over the years become the subject of legends, far-fetched theories and riddles, all of which have recently been answered in a coffee-table book entitled The Rolling Stones—Warsaw ’67, released in late December. The publication consists of accounts from several dozen people who took part in the memorable event in one way or another, from prominent journalists and musicians to ordinary people in the street. Their accounts have been written down and worked into a exciting story by Marcin Jacobson, a journalist, record producer, manager and music industry insider for many years. Jacobson also meticulously selected reports and press reviews from 1967 for inclusion in the publication. The book comes with over 100 photographs, most of which have never been published before.

The Rolling Stones—Warsaw ’67 takes readers on a fascinating trip to an era that today many might find hard to imagine. The book reads like a good novel and the pictures seem like a family album.

The most devoted Rolling Stones fans will be interested in a special, numbered collector’s edition which comprises an English translation of the text, a reproduction of the original poster for the Warsaw concert and a set of eight black-and-white photographs.

The Rolling Stones—Warsaw ’67
Publisher: C2 Publishing House; www.wydawnictwoc2.pl; www.kolekcjonermuzyczny.pl
Standard edition: zl.89; Special edition: zl.199
Box with embossed title and limited edition number
Book with English translation: poster reproduction, eight black-and-white photographs in a black envelope
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