Thursday, March 25, 2010

Where's Wyman????

Nobody seemed to notice five years ago when the Rolling Stones released their 2005 "Rarities" compilation, but this week, sharp-eyed Internet message board users pointed out that the album's cover photo is missing an important element of the original photograph: former bassist Bill Wyman.

Looking at the album cover side by side with the original picture, it's obvious that Wyman's image has been digitally removed, and somewhat sloppily at that. You can still see his bass cable hanging between Mick Jagger's microphone stand and guitar.

Wyman was the bassist for the Rolling Stones for three decades, joining in 1962 and leaving in 1993. Wyman then went on to form a new band, the Rhythm Kings, with whom he performs to this day. Wyman is also active on Twitter, though, at press time, he had not commented on the album cover's omission.

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