Halsband's Rare Rolling Stones Footage

At the Southampton Arts Center
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, J.F.K. Stadium in Philadelphia, taken September 25, 1981 ©Michael Halsband, 2017

Michael Halsband was barely a year out of art school when an assignment to photograph Keith Richards for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine led to an invitation from Mick Jagger to photograph the Rolling Stones’ 1981 North American “Tattoo You” tour. In addition to using his motor-driven Nikon, Mr. Halsband experimented with a movie camera, but he determined that footage would not serve the assignment. 

That concert footage, which remained unseen for more than 30 years, will be shown for the first time on a large screen Friday at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane, accompanied by live narration by Mr. Halsband and music by the band. Tickets are $5.

The program is presented in conjunction with the “Halsband Portraits” exhibition, which is on view at the center through Sunday, when Mr. Halsband will be on hand for a free gallery tour and champagne toast at 2 p.m.