WRESTLERS EMPLOYED AS BOUNCERS GIVE FANS A WHOOPING
Mick Jagger tells of a concert in Montreal, Canada. With police not allowed to interfere with the crowd, wrestlers were employed “to beat the wild fans up and those toughs really seem to enjoy it.”
“They hauled some little bloke out from the front row and about five of them were smashing him in the face. We stopped playing and booed them. Then the organiser came on stage and told me to get off”. A heated, foul-mouthed argument ensued
> from New Musical Express, July 1966.
CONCERT RIOT IN NEW ZEALAND > KEITH RICHARDS SUFFERS CUT EYE
“There was a riot in the theatre where we played tonight > the kids rushed the stage and tore us up. I’m all right but Keith had to go to hospital to have a cut eye treated after four girls jumped on him.”
> Mick Jagger to New Musical Express, March, 1966