Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel


Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel Saturday 2 August 2008

Re-telling the story of the Rolling Stones’ traumatic summer of 1967.

Following the infamous drug-bust on a party held at the home of Keith Richards, both he and Mick Jagger were prosecuted.

Then editor of The Times, William Rees-Moog, questioned the outcome of the court case that saw Jagger and Richards handed custodial sentences for first-time offences.

He felt their sentences were harsher than ‘any purely anonymous young man’ would have received, due to their celebrity status.

The programme, which takes its name from Rees-Moog’s article, includes interviews with the former editor and Andrew Loog Oldham, then manager of the Rolling Stones.