Bill Wyman onhand for 'Second Nature' photo exhibit
LONDON — If Bill Wyman, the Rolling Stones’ bass player for 30 years, hadn’t been a rock star he would have been a photographer.
Wyman, who is almost 75, was much in evidence Thursday at the opening of the first London exhibition of his photography. Entitled “Second Nature” and held at the Rove Gallery, the “snaps,” as Wyman calls them, document the Stones’ life on the road, in rehearsal and in performance.
There are photographs of other celebs, too. There’s an intense John Lennon, a dreamy Jerry Hall and an especially soulful portrait of the great bluesman John Lee Hooker.
“That was taken in a little club in Saffron Walden, Essex, in March 1969,” recalls Wyman. “I was standing in the wings and waited for the right moment to get the light. It is John Lee being himself, humble but proud of what he was doing.”