Bob Bonis (1932-1992) began in the music business as a talent agent at MCA in New York City in the late 1950s and through a series of unremarkable circumstances, went on to hold an extraordinary position at a pivotal time in rock history—Tour Manager for both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones during their first U.S. tours in 1964 and continuing through 1966. Since his personal passion was photography (he was quite a talented amateur photographer), he took his camera along wherever he went and took photos of everyone he worked with—capturing incredibly intimate photos that the world is about to see for the very first time.

In fact, the combination of his eye for composition and his unequaled access to the most significant performers of the 20th century yielded a truly remarkable archive, including some of the most fantastic images of both The Rolling Stones and The Beatles never before published or seen by the public. In addition to more than 3,500 photos he took of The Beatles and The Stones, Bob photographed Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, Cream recording in the studio, The Lovin' Spoonful, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra and many of the jazz greats with whom he worked.