March 27, 2008 10:23

The Rolling Stones' 44-year gig ban lifted

The rockers can play Blackpool again after over four decades of exile

The Rolling Stones' 44-year gig ban lifted
The Rolling Stones have finally been allowed to play Blackpool after a gig ban was lifted after 44 years.

The council relented this week after passing the ruling in 1964, when the band played a riotous gig in the town.

The Sun reports that the show led to 50 people being admitted to hospital as chandeliers were broken and seats vandalised.

Council leader Peter Callow said: "The ban has now been lifted and the group are welcome to play here again."

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