Music: Rose Petals and Revolution

When the Rolling Stones made their first U.S. tour in 1964, a British politician warned that relations with the States were bound to deteriorate. Mick Jagger and his pals never had quite that effect on Anglo-American affairs, but everybody soon knew what that politician was talking about. From the first, the Stones refused to play the performing game: they were scruffy, wore outrageous clothes, flashed no toothy smiles. Brazenly, they thumbed their noses at the adult world—and still rode the crest of a fantastic success. Ever since, the Stones' career has seemed a demonstration of how to be bad and...

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