Rolling Stones 1981

© John Gellman

Photos © John Gellman. All rights reserved.

These were shot in December 1981 in Hampton, Virginia at the last two shows of the Tatoo You tour. I was blessed with good luck and plagued by bad luck at these shows. The good luck was I actually got a photo pass from the Stones publicity office to shoot the shows. The bad luck was half of my rolls of film were ruined by the processing lab that developed my slides. The lab, which shall remain nameless, was located in Hampton and did a lot of work for NASA. Must have been staffed by space cadets. Most of the close ups were lost. Another good reason to shoot lots of images. You never know when the fickle finger of fate will intervene.

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G DUB - Terrific Shots!

Sylvia Blaauw - Great shots John.

Adrian - Great photos! Sad about the lost ones. The 81 and 82 tours was the best to me.

jorge nogueira - luv ya picts u r a great photographer, hope u don´t mind mind if I put u on the line doncha u?

jorgenogueira - luv ya pict

Bonnie Ralie - Amazing….!!

Lira Akbar - Great …

StephToo - Isnt this Hampton VA 1981–the “Dont Mess With Keith Richards” (youtube)–balloon drop for Keith B/Day Concert–where the fan rushes the stage ?
Ive watched this frame by frame countless times. Lean, mean street fightin man. No wasted motion at all. Handles the situation.10 seconds. Turns he guitar back on– continues to rock. Keith in his prime. Interview–Keith says ” and the guy still owes me $20.00 “

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