Updated: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:30:00 GMT | By Ben Chalk
50 years of The Rolling Stones

Redlands bust (1967)



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Having spent the previous few years provoking what used to be quaintly known as 'the establishment', the Stones felt the full force of its response when, in February 1967, Keith Richards' Sussex mansion was raided by police following a tip-off by the News Of The World.

Although nobody was arrested on the day, Mick, Keith, and their friend Robert Fraser were later taken into custody on drugs charges.

Mick's then girlfriend Marianne Faithfull became the subject of a scurrilous and completely unfounded rumour involving a Mars bar as a result of this raid.

As Keith Richards commented in 2003: "When we got busted at Redlands, it suddenly made us realise that this was a whole different ball game and that was when the fun stopped. Up until then it had been as though London existed in a beautiful space where you could do anything you wanted."

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