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The Resource Butterfly on a wheel : the great Rolling Stones drug bust, Simon Wells

Butterfly on a wheel : the great Rolling Stones drug bust, Simon Wells

Label
Butterfly on a wheel : the great Rolling Stones drug bust
Title
Butterfly on a wheel
Title remainder
the great Rolling Stones drug bust
Statement of responsibility
Simon Wells
Title variation
Great Rolling Stones drug bust
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Keith Richards threw a drug-fuelled party at his West Sussex house in early 1967, it was never going to be an uneventful affair. Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull were the star guests but the police came uninvited, so launching a legendary confrontation. The drugs bust spawned a media frenzy of salacious speculation and led to a famous summer trial that pitted the hedonistic poster boys of the counterculture against the British Establishment. It was intended as a high-profile show of strength from on high. As it happened, things turned out rather differently. Using previously unpublished police and court documents, best-selling author Simon Wells reveals what really happened on the night of the drugs raid as well as the extraordinary conspiracy mounted to end the careers of Jagger and Richards, and how the Establishment widened their net to drag in the Beatles and other rock stars. With fresh interviews with lawyers, police, eye witnesses and those present at the notorious party, Wells reveals the truth about the celebrity pushers, London gangsters, bent cops, corrupt newspapers and dodgy politicians
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Simon
Dewey number
782.421660922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.R64
LC item number
W459 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richards, Keith
  • Jagger, Mick
  • Rolling Stones
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock groups
  • Rock music
  • Trials (Narcotic laws)
Label
Butterfly on a wheel : the great Rolling Stones drug bust, Simon Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781849389952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn755065974
  • (OCoLC)755065974
Label
Butterfly on a wheel : the great Rolling Stones drug bust, Simon Wells
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781849389952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn755065974
  • (OCoLC)755065974

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