Bill Wyman’s photography is to appear as a new exhibition in London to mark Bill’s upcoming 80th birthday and to celebrate his long career as a photographer and musician.

Around the World in 80 Years will showcase the rich and diverse career and history of Bill Wyman, former bass player with the Rolling Stones. Hosted by Proud Chelsea, the exhibition will feature a series of iconic and many previously unpublished photos – with many photos from the Rolling Stones formative years.

This photographic retrospective of Wyman’s life on the road offers unique access to intimate moments and every day scenes of one of the most prolific rock bands in history. Bill has selected some of his personal favourite photographs from his extensive archive to be exhibited, including a glimpse of Brian Jones from the rear view mirror on the way to the 1967 European tour and Mick Jagger reading from the bible backstage before a concert for the blind.

Staged at Proud Chelsea where it all began, Around the World in 80 Years will showcase Wyman’s idiosyncratic style with a rare collection of striking photographs of the Rolling Stones, disrupting the stereotypical image of the rock ‘n’ roll icons and revealing an honest portrait of Bill Wyman and his life through the lens.

The exhibition will launch on October 24, 2016 – Bill’s 80th birthday – and is open from October 19, 2016 to November 27, 2016. It opens Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm, and is open on Sundays between 10am and 6pm. Entry is free.

The exhibition will be held at Proud Chelsea, 161 King’s Road, London, SW3 5XP.

Further details at Proud Galleries.