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
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3/6. Northern Soul music series in which former Wigan resident Stuart Maconie spins established classics - including listeners' requests - and the latest releases. His guest tonight is Gavin Claxton , who wrote and directed the recently released film The All Together, which features a soundtrack of rare recordings.
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