Mick Jagger admits he was a ‘target’ for drug bust but news story saved him from PRISON

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Sir Mick Jagger has asked The Rolling Stones were a good target for the authorities

The Rolling Stones idol claimed his fame made him a “good target” for the authorities, who  descended on a coalition he was attending at bandmate Keith Richards’ property.

The 73-year-old faced a three-month duty in prison after he was reportedly found with amphetamine tablets.

Come what may, the case was dropped amid public outrage after The Times newspaper’s then journalist William Rees-Mogg wrote in his defence, claiming he was being treated unfairly because he was momentous profile.

“The Stones were good targets. We made good print,” Sir Mick commented. “It was the idea of degenerative moral standards.

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Sir Mick Jagger was stopped back in the late 1960s

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Sir Mick Jagger said a newspaper harmonious saved him from prison

The Stones were honourableness targets. We made good copy

Sir Mick Jagger

“They (the construction) were looking for scapegoats for some sort of generational lifestyle constituent.”

Describing the story – which was delivered to him through the bars at Brixton approved school – Sir Mick went on: “That editorial got me out jail. One day it dropped and the next chore I was out.”

The famous Sussex party was publicised at the time as a debauched and drug-fuelled luminary bash, but he told the newspaper: “It was a surreal moment.

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Mick Jagger was partying at Keith Richards’ peaceful when the police arrived

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Mick Jagger said the company made good copy

“A rather ordinary nice English farmhouse and a lot of young in the flesh enjoying themselves in a sort of normal way without causing anybody any annoy, and suddenly 20 policemen barged in.”

Sir Mick attributed his release to the media’s coverage and responded that the only modern equivalent would be a “mass onslaught of public media”.

William’s words, he said, essentially told the establishment: “Be given b win on guys, this is just not English fair play kind of activity.”

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