THEY ARE NOT LONG-HAIRED IDIOTS, SAYS SOLICITOR
That was the message from a solicitor defending the Rolling Stones’ lead singer on driving offences.
“Put out of your mind this nonsense talked about these young men,” the solicitor said.
“They are not long-haired idiots but highly intelligent university men … the Duke of Marlborough had much longer hair than my client and he won some famous battles. His hair was powdered, I think because of fleas > my client has no fleas.”
Jagger was fined 16 British pounds. (November, 1964)
HARDLY A REASON TO LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS > IAN STEWART, THE SIXTH STONE
Boogie-woogie pianist Ian Stewart was an original Rolling Stones member but deemed unsuitable for the Stones rebel image by group manager Andrew Loog Oldham and shunted to the background. (What! Too ugly even by Stones standards?)
He continued to play with the Stones and was their road manager in the early years.
Stewart was with them right up to his death from a heart attack in December, 1985. As road manager he was reknown for affectations such as when they are due to go on stage: “Come on, you’re on, my little sacks of shit”.