Keith Richards has known as his temporary stint in Wormwood Scrubs Jail “unusual”.
The 78-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist was sentenced to a 12 months behind bars after the notorious drug bust at his Redlands property, the place his then-girlfriend Marianne Faithfull was discovered sporting solely a bearskin rug.
Keith advised Apple Music: “I have been to a couple different clinks over time and principally they’re all nice when you get out.
He spent simply 24 hours in ‘The Scrubs’ earlier than being launched on bail and his conviction was later overturned after a public marketing campaign to free the musician.
Stones lead singer Mick Jagger was additionally arrested at Richards’ Redlands dwelling in West Wittering, Sussex, for drug possession.
It has been reported that on the night time of the Redlands drug bust in 1967, Keef was so excessive on LSD that when the police arrived at his nation mansion, he mistook them for uniformed midgets and welcomed them with open arms.
Keith mentioned within the Rolling Stones documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ that he thanked heaven when a fellow inmate at Wormwood Scrubs tapped him on the shoulder and mentioned, “You are out, we heard it on the radio” when he was dominated to take action. being launched
He added within the movie that the police’s fixed give attention to his drug use made him a “Jesse James”-style outlaw and led him to purchase a gun in America and made him play into the rebellious picture of the ” man in black”. hat”.
The ‘Stones in Exile’ documentary concerning the making of the band’s 1972 ‘Exile on Predominant Road’ double album additionally highlights how widespread drug use was within the group.
Saxophonist Bobby Keys, who died aged 70 in 2014 and performed on ‘Exile,’ said within the movie: “Hell yeah, there was some marijuana, there have been some whiskey bottles, there have been scantily clad girls. Rattling, it was rock’n’roll!”
The 1967 arrest was considered one of a sequence of drug busts that almost destroyed the Stones.
When the Chelsea drug squad raided Keith’s dwelling in London’s Cheyne Stroll, only a few doorways from Jagger’s dwelling, on a sunny Tuesday morning in June 1973, they discovered not solely the anticipated assortment of weed, hashish resin , ‘Chinese language heroin’, mandrax tablets, burned spoons, syringes and pipes, but additionally a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a shotgun and 110 rounds of ammunition.
Police additionally discovered Keith and Anita Pallenberg, whom they described as “his common-law spouse and homemaker”, nonetheless asleep of their four-poster mattress of their first-floor bed room.
Keith mentioned the revolver and holster had been purchased for him by a roadie named Leroy Leonard in San Francisco for $200 as a result of he had simply been to Jamaica and was warned he wanted them for cover.