Mick Jagger has a newspaper editorial to thank after the article helped the singer get out of a minor drug offence in 1967.
The Rolling Stones frontman told The Times of London that he was sentenced to three months in jail, only because the band members were being “scapegoats” by a group who was disapproving of the band’s lifestyle not because of the offence itself.
What helped the 73-year-old singer was the statement from the article, saying he should be treated “exactly the same as anyone else.”
Jagger told The Times “that editorial got me out of jail. One day it dropped, and the next thing I was out.”
He then added, “Come on guys, this is just not English fair play kind of thing.”