By Matt Dolloff (@mattdolloff)
Now this is how you do a mugshot. Just look at Mick Jagger’s face here. He knows he’s the man. So cool you can’t stand it.
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The best thing about this mugshot? It happened in New England. It was on this July 18, 1972 that the Rolling Stones kicked off a two-night stay at the Boston Garden, but not before their plane got diverted to T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I.
It was at the airport where Jagger, Keith Richards and three others reportedly attacked a photographer (read: a paparazzo) and “obstructed” a police officer.
The AP crime report said at the time: “Earlier, Commander William Radican of the Warwick police said two of the rock group “assaulted a photographer at Green Airport and later interfered with a police officer in the line of duty.”
Whatever they actually did – perhaps just a quick shoving match – the Stones were belligerent at that particular time. There’s about a 100% chance they had been drinking and they must not have been happy about their early landing. Jagger got arrested for “obstruction of a police officer” while Richards got slapped with “simple assault”.
Mayor Kevin White addressed the Boston Garden crowd that night on the heels of the arrest, and proclaimed “I called and got them out…and they’re on their way.”
The show indeed took place, as well as the second night. Basically everyone ended up happy! Except maybe the photographers…
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