The Rolling Stones: Sleeping With the First Lady and Trafficking Heroin

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By Jake Brennan

The Rolling Stones: Sleeping With the First Lady and Trafficking Heroin

Tuesday, 1 May

In the 1970s, the world regarded the Rolling Stones as an insular band of hedonistic and glamorous pansexual junkies. But all of the trouble they’d stirred up during the ’60s and early ’70s would be dwarfed by the mess they would cause in Canada in 1977. Up until that point, the band’s money and collective luck had been enough to fend off destruction. But the scandal they embroiled themselves in touched the highest levels of government, and threatened to destroy the band and their as-yet indestructible guitar player, Keith Richards.

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