Show Business: A Day in the Life

The Rolling Stones were back in America for the first time since Altamont 2½ years ago, and their concerts had sold out within hours in Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Recognizing that the group is a very special talisman for the cultural breakaways who have built their lifestyles around them, TIME's Tim Tyler sought out a typical Stones freak last week and went with him to San Francisco's Winterland. Tyler's report:

It was 6 p.m. in an average, slightly seedy apartment in Oakland, Calif. The Rolling Stones' new album, Exile on Main...

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