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Maybe the Rolling Stones should work up Chuck Berry’s “Reelin’ and Rockin’ ” -- the proto-rock hit in which the singer keeps checking his watch -- now that the group may be facing a fine of more than $300,000 for breaking the local curfew Sunday at their 50th anniversary gig in London.
The show was scheduled to wrap at 10:30 p.m., but Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood continued playing encores until 11:05 p.m., according to the Sun newspaper in London. That makes the band subject to a fine the Sun reports at 200,000 pounds, or about $320,000.
“It means a big fine -- but the guys just do their thing,” the Sun quoted Stones agent Bernard Doherty as saying. “There wasn’t a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. ‘I want to go home’.”