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This Week in Stones History

1936 - Bill Wyman, former bass player for the Rolling Stones is born on October 24th. He can be found these days at his London restaurant, Sticky Fingers.

1964 - The Rolling Stones made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. So many people complained (they hadn't washed their hair! Mick Jagger wore a sweat shirt! Horrors!) that Sullivan said he'd never invite them back, but they made another appearance in 1965. Ed was no dummy. He knew what made a really big show!

1973 - Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000-franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years.