50 years ago today, in Chichester, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were sentenced to jail for drug offences. Both sentences were subsequently quashed, and the Times ran a leader quoting Alexander Pope “Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?”
The Birdcage, in terminal decline, was closed all week and weekend, although the first Solent boat cruise was launched with the Talismen.
Sgt Pepper went to number one in the album charts and the Incredible String Band released their album 5,000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
(Sunday) The Monkees played Wembley’s Empire Pool to 10,000 fans and wore black armbands for the two imprisoned Stones. Pete Murray was MC and Lulu played support