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06-09-2006, 03:16 PM
The Rolling Stones have always acknowleged their debt to blues and soul music, but the honor will be returned with an exhibit this summer at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

A traveling collection called ``Rolling Stones 40 X 20,'' featuring 40 photographs spanning the band's career by 20 different photographers, was to be unveiled at an opening reception Friday.

The exhibit and a recent book was assembled in 2002 by the Govinda Gallery in Washington in honor of the band's 40th anniversary tour of the U.S. The gallery threw in another five prints for the Stax display running through Aug. 26.

``The great thing about the Stones being at the Stax is that they owe it all to American roots music, and they know that,'' said Chris Murray, Govinda's owner. ``The British Invasion never would have happened without the legacy that Stax represents.''