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The raid had been preceded by a major campaign by the tabloid newspaper the News of the Worldwhom Jagger was suing for libel at the time, and who carried lurid stories regarding Jagger and his girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull. Although convicted—and having spent a night in prison—a publicity campaign by their colleagues in the music industry encouraged popular support and criticism of the decision to prosecute them. By the late s, drugs were common in the British music industry, and in the ITV documentary A Boy Called Donovan publicised his use of marijuana to the wider world.
Donovan later described how "this was the first time a British television audience had caught a glimpse of the lifestyle of the beatniks and many were shocked". Trynka argues that there was an increasing generation gap between musicians and the press, that where traditional performers had once had a symbiotic relationship with the press, by "The schism between traditional entertainers and the emerging rock aristocracy had become glaringly obvious".
The first article targeted Donovan who was raided and charged soon after ; the second instalment published on 5 February targeted the Rolling Stones. The article claimed this was Mick Jagger, but it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity; the reporter had in fact been eavesdropping on Brian Jones. Two days after the article was published Jagger filed a writ for libel against the News of the World. It'll just get a dirty name. I remember the first time I took it—it was on tour with Bo Diddley".
Trynka suggests that the misidentification of Jagger for Jones may have been accidental, although acknowledges that "insiders like Marianne Faithfull believe that too was cynical and deliberate: as the figurehead of the Stones, Mick's celebrity would help sell more papers". Jagger also had an alibi, and the paper became concerned that it would face heavy financial damages if the case came to court; Trynka suggests that the paper then set two of its "most aggresive [ sic?
Members of the group were followed, vans were parked outside their houses at all hours and they believed telephone lines were bugged as they heard clicks and echoes when they made calls. David Schneiderman, under the alias David Jones, known as the "Acid King" usually carried a briefcase which acted as a mobile drug dispensary. Trynka asserts that one of the intentions of the party to was to give Jagger his first acid trip. Schneiderman provided LSD to the house party goers around midday; Jagger was sick at first.
They then drove around Sussex, Cooper photographing them as they travelled. In the evening Tony Bramwell—a Beatles' roadie—arrived, and was soon followed by George Harrison and his wife Pattiealthough neither stayed long. Following a tip-off from the News of the World  on Sunday 12 February, Detective Sergeant Norman Pilcher  led a squad of 18 officers  —including two female constables in case it became necessary to perform a body search on Faithfull  —which had been tipped off by his chauffeur  [note 9] raided a party at Keith Richards' home, Redlands.
No arrests were made at the time, but Jagger, Richards and their friend art dealer Robert Fraser were subsequently charged with drug offences. Andrew Oldham was afraid of being arrested and fled to America. In his autobiography, Richards later described how, "there's a knock on the door, I look out the window, and there's this whole lot of dwarves outside … I'd never been busted before, and I'm still on acid".
It was also rumoured that the party the police had interrupted was an orgy and that Jagger had been caught eating a Mars bar out of Faithfull's vagina. It shows you what's in people's minds". They pin it all on me". Meanwhile, Jones had phoned to say he had finished his work on ''Mord'' and was about to drive down; "don't bother", replied Richards, telling him "we've been busted". Uncertainty as to the identity of whoever had informed on them—yet certain that someone had—increased Jagger and Richard's paranoia about those surrounding them.
Gibbs calls this "very unpleasant, awful. I'm sure [Kramer] had nothing to do with spilling any beans. In any case, he says, the fact that the News of the World somehow knew that Harrison had been at the party earlier in the day indicated to the Stones that it was them that the police wanted to catch, not the member of the more family-friendly Beatles.
Goodman describes the situation as "an obvious call to arms" for their manager, Andrew Loog Oldhamnoting that "It was his job to devise a strategy, hire the proper legal and public relations firms, and defuse the situation".
In the event, Oldham travelled to the United States to avoid possible arrest himself. His business partner Tony Calder later commented, "I never saw a man pack his bags so quickly. He was terrified. So I left the country". The raid also worsened Jagger and Jones' relationship, with the former increasingly blaming the latter for its occurrence. If Jones had not been overheard in Blaise's bragging about his drug usage, Jaggers reasoned, the ''News of the World''—and hence the police—would have had nothing to go on.
Obnoxious behaviour at one time or another. It was all in the stars.
So there's no point looking for villains". To escape the press, the group decide to take a holiday in Morocco. The trip started in Paris, badly, when they were nearly arrested for attempting to leave their hotel without paying. Driving Richards' blue Bentley was his associate-cum-bodyguard, an ex-paratrooper called Tom Keylock. On the journey down through France, Jones, who had been chainsmoking, developed a persistent coughing fit that was not only discomforting but also triggered his hypochondria. The atmosphere, says Trynka, "was heavy, loaded with more than just the smoke from the cigs and the spliffs.
As a result, Jagger, Richards and the rest abandoned Jones in the hotel, penniless. Although Jagger, Richards and Fraser were released the following day, it soon became clear, argues Goodman, that "the government was serious" about sending them to prison.
They were remanded to Lewes Prison to await sentencing on 27 July. Fraser received a year and did not appeal. The first trial — the only one involving a prison sentence  — resulted from a February police raid on RedlandsRichards's Sussex estate, where he and some friends, including Jagger, were spending the weekend. Faithfull believes that this choice—encouraging an impression of being romantic figures rather than depraved—aided their publicity campaign. It was only with the publication of Rees-Mogg's editorial that they began to feel positive about the outcome.
On appeal, Richards' sentence was overturned and Jagger's was amended to a conditional discharge although he ended up spending one night inside London's Brixton Prison. Public sentiment against the convictions increased. Richards spent a night in jail and said that other inmates treated him respectfully. As a result, though, suggests Goodman, he "soon turned wryly philosophic. Klein became angry, however, when Marianne Faithfull produced some covertly-stored hash : incensed at the trouble he had gone to gain their release, he threw the container out of his window and flushed the drugs down the toilet.
Comments Goodman, "'you people are stupid! Marianne just pouted. Richards said in"When we got busted at Redlands, it suddenly made us realize that this was a whole different ball game and that was when the fun stopped. Up until then, it had been as though London existed in a beautiful space where you could do anything you wanted".
Nobody else would have been sent to prison for what was essentially a sea-sickness tablet. If I had landed at Dover with those pills in my pocket, or even if it was the Archbishop of Canterbury, we would have been given no more than a fine. Faithfull believes that the trip they took at Redlands laid strengthened the bond between Jagger and Richards and laid the ground for their subsequent inseparableness. Anthony Barnes, writing in the Independentsuggests that "to some it is a defining moment in history, the point at which a moribund establishment started to disintegrate.
To others, the Rolling Stones drugs trial was another nail in the coffin of old-fashioned British values. It was the first "pop stars and drugs story" of the tabloid press. Nigel Havers was lined up to play his father in a script written by Nick Fisher. Omnibus Press. ISBN Rolling With the Stones. DK Publishing.
Atkinson called this, in his view, "a gross interference with the course of justice". The paper's approach was discussed in parliament and author Adrian Bingham argues that a "single-minded pursuit of a story Robert Fraser always got up my nose.
So I wasn't there for more than ten minutes before I left". To be a male drug addict and to act like that is always enhancing and glamorising. A woman in that situation becomes a slut and a bad mother. Andersen, C. New York: Gallery Books. Barnes, A. Archived from the original on 18 July Retrieved 18 July BBC News 7 July Archived from the original on 20 July Retrieved 20 July Bingham, A. In Brake, L. Basingstoke: Palgrave macmillan.
Archived from the original on 17 July Retrieved 17 July BBC News 10 May Archived from the original on 10 February Retrieved 15 August BBC News 25 April Bockris, V. Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography. London: Omnibus Press.Naked girls of redlands california
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