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Episode #07 | 5.01.18

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

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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 Keith’s constitution, 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, threatened to destroy the band and their so-far indestructible guitar player, Keith Richards.

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Sources

Peter Fornatale: 50 Licks, Myths and Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones

Cyrus R.K. Patell: Rolling Stones' Some Girls (33 1/3)

MACLEAN'S: 1977, Margaret Trudeau parties with the Rolling Stones

Rolling Stone: Keith Richards Guilty - But Free

Rolling Stone: Keith Richards Meets the Mounties and Faces the Music

Washington Post: Mrs. Trudeau's Front-Page Fling

Keith Richards: Life

Music

Score by Jake Brennan.

Mixed and Engineered by Sean Cahalin.

Disgraceland theme song, "Crenshaw Space Boogie" written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Bryce Kanzer, Jay Cannava and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor.

This episode featured the songs, "She's Into Black Guys", "TKK Beat" and "Bolan Stomp" written, performed and produced by Bodega Girls with Adam Taylor and Paul Q. Kolderie.

*illustration by Avi Spivak @avispivak