Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stones allowed rock

For 44 years, The Rolling Stones have been banned from Blackpool, a result of a riot at a 1964 gig at the Empress Ballroom.

Now, though, Blackpool has decided it can cope with the band, and Peter Callow, council leader, is writing a letter telling them they're free to play:

"We are writing to the group to say the ban has been lifted and they are welcome to play here again."

Presumably the council has become aware of its foolishness by seeing the band always calling at Royal Lytham St Annes on their world tours over the last four decades. Think of the lost revenue...