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Former Rolling Stones tour manager recalls ‘chaotic’ era on road – where band was at height of fame but couldn’t find place to sleep

Metro.co.uk Rudge jokes of his time on the road with the rock legends, ‘if you can remember it you weren’t there’.Still, he does recall one rather large roadblock in his efforts to get the Sir Mick Jagger-fronted group safely from city to city.He says: ‘The first Stones tour, the biggest problem I had was not booking the venues but finding a hotel that would accommodate the Stones.’Rudge goes on: ‘They were frightened.

They saw the Stones as the ambassadors of unrest and political activism.

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Metro.co.uk Rudge jokes of his time on the road with the rock legends, ‘if you can remember it you weren’t there’.Still, he does recall one rather large roadblock in his efforts to get the Sir Mick Jagger-fronted group safely from city to city.He says: ‘The first Stones tour, the biggest problem I had was not booking the venues but finding a hotel that would accommodate the Stones.’Rudge goes on: ‘They were frightened.
Ringo Starr has paid tribute to late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, calling him a “beautiful human being.”Watts died last month (August 24) at the age of 80.

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