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This is an extract from Simon Wells’ new book on the historic arrest and imprisonment of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in 1967. “Butterfly On A Wheel” charts the extraordinary timeline of events that ultimately led to two of the Rolling Stones finding themselves behind bars. This act would spark a chain of events that would lead to public outrage, questions in the House of Commons, and the editor of The Times newspaper likening Mick Jagger to a ‘butterfly on a wheel’.
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In 1994, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant teamed up with 10 of the most well reputed Arabian musicians from Morocco and the Middle East to record their unledded No Quarter album and MTV unplugged shows before embarking on their worldwide Unledded tour. Page and Plant’s fascination for Arabic influence is well known; the idea of rock musicians drawing on Arabic musical influences is not just unique to Led Zeppelin, though. The Rolling Stones famously brought in the Jajouka Moroccan musicians for their recording sessions in 1989 – it seems that rock musicians have a particular affinity for this genre.
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Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:34

Bobby Womack - Listen To The Poet

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There are many reasons why people wish to become musicians, creativity, money, respect, travel, and perhaps the most common is escape. Be it poverty, a mundane job or education, a sleepy suburban town, a loveless relationship, to name a few. Whilst creating their music and absconding, they meet like-minded people, who enhance their voyage into music. In addition,
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Saturday, 03 December 2011 16:09

Butterfly On A Wheel

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The public and the media often forget how dangerous The Rolling Stones were perceived in the sixties, not just by the press but by the establishment. Not for drunken antics or aggressive behaviour. No, they were feared as revolutionaries, capable of uniting the youth of the sixties and bringing the country down.

 
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Friday, 11 November 2011 16:15

A Leaf Through Keith

Rhiannon Hill reads between the lines......

I was ‘there’ in the 1960s and we adolescents really did divide into the Beatle tribe and the Stones tribe.... me, Beatle, girls mostly did.

As a working semi pro musician I’ve of course encountered Stones material over the years, and as a former journalist, their folklore, but it’s important to approach Keith Richards’s autobiography, as Neil Young said, ‘mining for a heart of gold.’ In this respect the book definitely offers ‘Satisfaction.’

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© Words – Paolo Sedazzari
In the history of cinema there is no film quite like Performance - the cult film to end all cult films. Few films inspire such loyalty, such passion and such animated discussions.
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