Former Stone’s photo exhibition to roll into Peebles

  • 25 September 2007

A town in the Borders has joined the likes of San Francisco, LA and Tokyo to host a photo exhibition by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman.

The town is the only UK location to show the collection of pictures, which include the 70-year-old bassist’s beginnings with the Stones, as well as music legends John Lennon and Eric Clapton.

Wyman agreed to use the Eastgate theatre for his exhibition throughout October in a bid to raise the profile of the 200-seat venue, which last year was on the brink of financial ruin.

He was asked by Berwickshire-based rock author Richard Havers, who has written books with the musician.

Havers commented: “I had dinner with a mutual friend who said the theatre needed to increase its profile.

“I said I’d ask Bill to come up and Bill, being a good bloke, said yes.”

The manager of the Eastgate theatre, Joanne Thomson said: “Every theatre is always on the verge of financial disaster, but at the moment things are looking good.”

The Rolling Stones

The veteran band, featuring original members singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, celebrates 50 years since its formation in London by playing its hits including Jumpin' Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.

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