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Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
As part of Radio 2's season of nostalgic programmes recalling the 1960s, Bob Harris explores the aftermath of a February 1967 drugs bust at the home of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
Responding to custodial sentences given to both Richards and Mick Jagger in late June, the traditionally Conservative The Times editor
William Rees-Mogg criticised the penalty in an editorial titled Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel? (a slight variation on a 1735 satirical quote from Alexander Pope ). The rock stars were released promptly from prison, signalling an era of increasingly liberal attitudes to previously taboo, scorned and relatively unrepressed lifestyles. Contributors include Lord Rees-Mogg and and one-time Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. Producer Bob Harris
Spoken word choices: page 137

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Harris
Guitarist: Keith Richards.
Unknown: Mick Jagger
Editor: William Rees-Mogg
Unknown: Alexander Pope
Unknown: Andrew Loog Oldham.
Producer: Bob Harris

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Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel

BBC Radio 2, 3 July 2007 22.30






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