Brian Jones and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones have a drink in the sun at the Jack Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida, late 1964.
Just two young guys who have realized that yes, they're about to rule the world, sitting around the pool. Amazing.
In case you're wondering, that shot -- which says so much about how the Sixties were about to unfold it's kind of frightening -- is part of a not seen for over 45 years cache of Beatles and Stones photos taken by American tour manager Bob Bonis, who apparently stashed them in a duffel bag and forgot about them. They're currently part of a London gallery show -- you can look at a bunch more of them over here.
And speaking of the '64 Stones -- and a certain famous ode to a highway we were discussing earlier this month -- I just discovered this quite astonishing live performance (in stereo!) of said ode from around the same time the above photo was taken.
What was I saying about young guys who have realized they're about to rule the world? Seriously -- you can hear that realization and that confidence in every note here.
[h/t Kerrin L. Griffith]