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Moms liked Beatles then, now grannys are Stones fans: Cutler | Business Standard News

Moms liked Beatles then, now grannys are Stones fans: Cutler | Business Standard News

November 25
08:54 2016

Mothers were fans of the Beatles during its heydays but now grandmothers are listening to Rolling Stones, says the band’s former tour manager Sam Cutler. Cutler thinks the Fab Four became a rage in the ’60s because parents found them more acceptable.Ads by ZINC”It is very simple, mums liked the Beatles. They did not like the Rolling Stones. That’s the simple reality… Parents found the Beatles acceptable. “They had long hair, looked kind of cute and wore silly suits. They were funny, witty and polite but Rolling Stones were kind of surly. They appeared threatening. Now grandmothers love the Rolling Stones… Things have changed,” Cutler told PTI in an interview. The tour manager-turned author, who has written a book “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, says Stones represent the ’60s and ’70s. “They are emblematic of that period. They have come to represent that period and all the good things and sometimes the bad things. In the popular imagination, they represent the ’60s and 70s…” Recalling the time he spent with Stones and the Grateful Dead, Cutler says he enjoyed touring with the top bands but now writing keeps him busy. He has just finished the first draft of a novel. “Rolling Stones were very professional, very civilised… there were lots of please and thank yous. We had our moments. There were times when we disagreed and there were moments when we agreed. It was nice to work with them. “With Grateful Dead, it was much more difficult because that was a more fluid and creative kind of arrangement. But then I was young. I don’t want to work with Rolling Stones when I am 70 but in my 20s, it was a very different thing.” Cutler says he has always been open to doing new things and now wants to give writing a shot as it has been a long standing dream.

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