Maggie Trudeau goes clubbing with the Rolling Stones
It's only rock 'n' roll but we like it! For nearly 40 years, Mick and the boys have had a torrid love affair with Toronto. From secret rehearsals and club gigs, to Keith Richards' heroin bust in 1977 and partying with Margaret Trudeau, the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band has called Toronto its home-away-from-home, and delivered the one thing they're famous for: Satisfaction. Ladies and gentlemen... The Rolling Stones.
• Margaret Trudeau described her scandal with the Rolling Stones in her 1978 autobiography Beyond Reason. She claims she ran into Ron Wood in a hotel corridor and he invited her to take pictures of the band at the El Mocambo. She says that the following day she looked after Keith Richards' son Marlon when Keith overdosed in the hotel, and later had the band over to "drink, play dice, smoke a little hash."
• Margaret went to New York the next day and says she never saw the band again.
• The press suggested the event was more like a sex orgy. Margaret Trudeau says the incident branded her as a "promiscuous, irresponsible wife."
• Margaret went on to become a professional photographer, writer, actress and television host.
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: July 22, 1980
Guest(s): Mick Jagger, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau
Host: Alan Maitland
Last updated: May 29, 2012
Page consulted on March 26, 2013
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