By Annie Reuter
Ever wonder what living with the Rolling Stones was like in the 1960s? A new exhibit in New York titled “Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones” provides some of the answers, dirty dishes and all.
“Exhibitionism” is now on display at Industria and Mick Jagger says it accurately recreates the band’s first London apartment.
“The building is still there – it’s not a building that’s been knocked down or anything, it’s right around the corner from where I actually live now,” Mick Jagger tells Billboard. “It’s very redolent of the space . . . and it smells like it and feels like it. I just remembered how it really was.”
Jagger assisted in the recreation and the replica looks very lived in, right down to the beer bottles and blues strewn around the flat.
“There were a lot of places like that in the early ’60s . . . you wouldn’t want to live there now,” Charlie Watts added.
The exhibit also includes a recreated recording studio complete with the band’s original instruments. Past stage outfits, Jagger’s lyric book, Keith Richards’ diary and Watts’ toy drum kit are also included, as are photographs, magazine covers and posters of the band.
“Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones” runs through March 12, 2017.