French photographer Dominique Tarlé took thousands of pictures of the Rolling Stones during the Exile On Main Street sessions in the South of France.
Here's what Mick Jagger said about the time:
"(We were) just winging it. Staying up all night...Stoned on something; one thing or another. So I don't think it was particularly pleasant. I didn't have a very good time. It was this communal thing where you don't know whether you're recording or living or having dinner; you don't know when you're gonna play, when you're gonna sing - very difficult. Too many hangers-on. I went with the flow, and the album got made. These things have a certain energy, and there's a certain flow to it, and it got impossible. Everyone was so out of it. And the engineers, the producers - all the people that were supposed to be organized - were more disorganized than anybody."
via 01 blog (with a nod to Chris Allen)