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Author's Introduction
Preface by Bennie Strange
Montreux
Logan Airport
The Briefing
The Red Barn
The Stones Might Come
The Stones Are Coming
The Stones Aren't Coming
The Slender Strand
Twin Cessna 75 X-Ray
Keith Richards
Jane Rose
For Engineers Only
Darlin'...
Confidentiality
Systems, Inc.
Joe Rascoff
Ian Stewart
The Little Boys' Room
Master of All He Surveys
Paul Wasserman
The Tennis Courts
Bill & Astrid
A Typical Morning
A Typical Mid-Morning
Guns
My Friend Mark
Philadelphia
The Pantry
The Rock Wall
Woody
Fraternity Brothers
The Red Line
Neighbors
Judith
Kathleen
Club Owners
A Typical Rehearsal
Visitors
Rob Barnett
One Sunday Afternoon
WBCN-Boston
Bennie Strange in Worcester
The Show Must Go On
Performance!
Bill Graham
Little Girls
Steve Morse
The Raging Rose Saloon
The Publicist's Handbook
Charlie Watts
Mick and Freedom
Press Conference
The Strange Afterglow
Postscript
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Wire-copy news
Stones Cinderella Story
The Tennis Court Fiasco


Appendix F



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 not 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. 

(2) the 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. 

(4) Jagger 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.

 


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