The Rolling Stones
To mark their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones are publishing a book that documents their rise to superstardom. "The Rolling Stones: 50" goes on sale July 12. Reuters

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The Rolling Stones are turning 50.

The band members are publishing a photo book to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of their first gig, which took place at The Marquee Club in London on Oxford Street. The book is scheduled to be released on the day it happened: July 12.

The Rolling Stones: 50 will be published by Thames & Hudson and contain 700 illustrations, 300 of which will be in color, according to a publisher statement. The band members will provide commenting text on the photos, several of which are shots of their own memorabilia.

This is our story of fifty fantastic years, band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood said in a statement. We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we've filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago. Curated by us, it features the very best photographs and ephemera from and beyond our archives.

Here's a video of the band in their greener days. Check out Jagger's dance moves! And those sweaters...