Friday, February 17, 2006

Who was at Redlands at the time of the Bust?

1. Mick Jagger – singer of the Rolling Stones
2. Keith Richards – guitar player of the Rolling Stones, owner of Redlands country house
3. Marianne Faithfull – 20 years old and girlfriend of Mick
4. Christopher Gibbs – friend of Mick Jagger
5. Nicky Kramer or Cramer– The Kings Road Flower child
6. Robert Fraser – Art dealer and gallery owner
7. Mohammed Jajaj - Moroccan servant of Robert Fraser
8. David Schneidermann - Californian whose nickname was the Acid King
9. Michael Cooper – Photographer
10. George Harrison – Beatle, left with Patti Boyd before the bust
11. Patti Boyd – Girlfriend of George Harrison
12. Tony Bramell – Friend and associate of Beatles, left before bust

The story according to Stanley Booth

Stanley Booth in his book: The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones, devotes a few paragraphs to the story of the Redlands Bust.

But by the following Sunday, Jagger was back in London and on a radio talk show defending the Stones against the show’s two other guests, one of whom had a poodle named “Bobby’s Girl” after her hit record, and against the tabloid News of the World, which that day had published a story about pop stars and drugs accusing Mick, among others, of taking LSD. Mick said he had never taken LSD and that his lawyers would sue. Two days later, the News of the World was served with a writ for libel.

The next Lord’s Day the Stones would never forget. It climaxed at about eight o’clock in the evening, when nineteen policeman and –women descended on Keith’s country house, Redlands. Micj, Keith Marianne, Robert Fraser, and some other people were down from London for the weekend. “Anita and Brian were gonna come but Brian started a fight,” Keith said. “We just left them fighting.” The police took some substances from the premises and left.

On March 20 Keith and Mick received court summonses alleging offenses against the Dangerous Drugs Act.

pp 243-244 The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones - Stanley Booth.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Keith Richard and Christopher Gibb talk

There was a realization that the powers that be ac tually looked upon is as important enough to make a big statement and to weild the hammer. But they’d also made us more important than we ever bloody well were in the first place.

Keith Richard p 112 According to the Rolling Stones

The infamous David Schneiderman, on the other hand, was a pied-piperish character, who the hell he was, and where he came from, nobody knew, he had just popped up. He was able to tune into everybody’s wavelength and was seductive, satanic, the devil in his most beguiling of disguises. After the bust he vanished as devils do, in a puff of smoke, and was never seen again.

Christopher Gibb who was present at Redlands during the bust talking about David Schneiderman, the infamous Acid King also present during the bust. P138 According to the Rolling Stones.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Beatle at Redlands?

E.C.: "Well, there were those rumors that George and Patti were at Redlands before the bust [Redlands bust at Keith Richards home in 1967 in which the police raided the estate after George and Patti Harrison left]."

Tony Bramwell: "Yes they were and so was I! Well, I left as well.

I never took any drugs, just the occasional drink. I was in terror of losing my visas & passports and freedom and things. And if you were busted for drugs in England, or anywhere at the time, you lost your visas. Sort of semi incarcerated. I didn’t like the idea of that so I stayed away from that abuse."

Tony Bramwell, close associate and friend of the Beatles interviewed 5-25-2005