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Redlands: The Drug Bust of The Rolling Stones

David Dalton, Gadfly, May 1999

Friday 11th February 1967. Keith Richard has just invited you down to Redlands, his fourteenth-century manor house in Sussex, for the weekend. Mick and Marianne Faithfull are motoring down tomorrow, and George Harrison and Patti Boyd are going there too. And that’s not all. Robert Frazer, the foppish fumiste and gallery owner, has scored some Owsley acid. Yeah, the genuine article, mate! Grand old folly, innit? Historical folly, as it turns out. The Redlands bust two days later which will lead to the arrest of Mick, Keith and Robert Frazer will make it the most famous – make that infamous – house party of the twentieth century.

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