MEMORANDUM (From Gil Markle to Alan Dunn) Ref: The Tennis Court Fiasco, August, 1981
Jim Dempsey, who is a staff reporter for the Evening Gazette (the P.M.
version of the Telegram) has called to say that he too was outraged by
the "Tennis Court" article, and is willing to cooperate with us, if we
wish. (Dempsey was one of those who helped us last week by
writing a story.)
Presumably, the following points would be made by Jagger, and reported
by Dempsey in the Gazette in an open and sympathetic manner:
(1) Keith Richards was not in North Brookfield on the Friday afternoon
in question, and his name is spelled with an "S" at the end.
young lady whistled at on the bicycle was Solveig Fernlund, a staff
member at the studio and a friend of the band.
(3) the cigarette of
"questionable legality" was not his, Jagger's, but belonged to the
autograph seeker instead. And it was a legal cigarette.
wants to know whose question it was, concerning the "questionable
legality." The observer in the car, Van Dyke? The newspaper's? In
either case, additional corroborating sources should have been sought
before publishing a statement strongly suggestive that Jagger
committed an illegal act that Friday.
(5) The Rolling Stones are
happy to be in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and are not at all
eager to corrupt the local youth, contrary to the insinuations
published by the Telegram.
We can also deliver friendly DJ's at WAAF-Worcester, and WBCN-Boston,
in the event you wanted to do simultaneous radio.