Rollings Stones Milk Christmas for 50th Anniversary Celebration

I’ll just quote the press release that popped into the inbox this morning.  Stones fans, fill yer boots.

Carnaby collaborates with The Rolling Stones for Christmas 2012 September 2012

Carnaby is pleased to reveal a collaboration with The Rolling Stones in celebration of their 50th Anniversary for the 2012 Christmas installations.  Carnaby is world famous for its music heritage as well as its fashion heritage and this year’s Christmas designs will be a very special project with the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world.

The Christmas decorations will consist of huge 3D spheres suspended throughout Carnaby Street containing gold and silver vinyl records emblazoned with the bands iconic artwork and album covers.  The Carnaby arches will also be dressed with The Stones iconic tongue logo.  The outdoor installations tell a visual story from the band’s creation in the 1960s to the present day. 

The installations will launch on 8th November 2012 and will be in place until 6th January 2013.  In addition there will be a Rolling Stones pop up shop in Carnaby. This will be a curated space that will sell limited edition apparel and prints plus the bands new Greatest Hits collection GRRR!, released on 12th November . A limited edition canvas shopping bag will also be available for Carnaby shoppers.

The Rolling Stones / Carnaby relationship started in the 1960s.  The band would often frequent the shops in Carnaby Street, and just round the corner in Broadwick Street they rehearsed for their first live shows.

‘We are delighted to be working with the most famous band in the world.  They have been instrumental in defining popular culture and epitomise the essence of Carnaby’s music heritage’.

-Simon Quayle, Director, Shaftesbury

Carnaby is London’s most exciting destination for shopping and leisure with a unique mix of global fashion brands, independent stores, unusual boutiques and award winning restaurants.  No other area in London can boast such a distinctive heritage for fashion, music and youth culture.  Carnaby is against the grain, it is original and exciting.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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