Intro In this text. four-color digital age, it’s a revelation for us editors to rediscover the thousands of black-and-white photographs in our files. Staff photographer Michael Davis, who has shot for this paper for almost 30 years, works incredibly hard but his job is also the envy of us bound-to-our-desk writerly types. The glamour! The romance! The developing chemicals! Of course, digital technology rendered the darkroom obsolete, all the more telling now that Davis has moved into new studio space while his old “office” stands vacant. So enjoy the fourth edition of our historic photo issue and next time you see photographer Davis out and about, bid him hello.
Start them up!: The Rolling Stones lured 86,000 fans to the still-new Carrier Dome for a sold-out, twonight Thanksgiving weekend stand in November 1981, as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and the rest rocked hard to Syracuse’s emotional rescue. Note the neverbefore-published shot on the facing page, featuring Mick and his massive bodyguard, that offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of arena rock.