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Giving Up Rock Icon Jones’ Baby

Coeur d'Alene resident Dawn Young wrote a book about having a baby with a founding member of The Rolling Stones that she gave up for adoption while living in England as a teen. She talked about the online book at her home on Monday. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

One of the first things you see after stepping into the house on Sutters Way is a big family photo. The color picture, taken in 1995, shows an attractive group of happy people. As is almost always the case with families, though, the smiles don’t tell the whole story. But now the woman who lives in that contemporary Coeur d’Alene home has filled in some of the blanks. Anyone wondering about the blond, doesn’t-look-like-the-others young man on the right side of the family portrait can read “Not Fade Away,” Dawn Molloy Young’s autobiographical account of being forced to give up her baby as an English teenager in the 1960s. It’s not an unusual story from that era. Except, in this case, the baby’s father was Brian Jones, a founding member of the Rolling Stones/Paul Turner, SR. More here.


Group Rips Simpson For Stones Show

The political silly season is off to an early start with the anti-tax group Club for Growth throwing its financial weight behind Idaho Falls lawyer Bryan Smith in his challenge to eight-term GOP Congressman Mike Simpson. Among Simpson’s outrages, says the club, is attending a 1999 Rolling Stones show in the MCI Center skybox of a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm. Simpson and his Oregon colleague, GOP Rep. Greg Walden, paid $165 for the seats, a step they didn’t need to take under House rules. Having ponied up for the ducats, it appears Simpson’s true transgression is showing an interest in Mick Jagger and the boys/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP file photo, of Mick Jagger)

DFO: Don't tell Club for Growth that I have several early Stones vinyls.

Question: Are. You. Kidding. Me? Does this type of nonsense play in Mormon-dominated southern Idaho? Or are already LDS friends more in tune with modern culture than Club for Growth?

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Stones At 50 Still Rolling Along

Mick Jagger, center, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, left, and Charlie Watts, right, of The Rolling Stones perform at the O2 arena in east London, Sunday. (AP photo)

The Supreme Court used to be called Nine Old Men. That's nothing compared to the ageless Rolling Stones. The justices on average are the kid brothers and sisters of the forever young rock n' rollers. The average age for the four living members of The Rolling Stones is about two years older than the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have an average age of 68 years and 297 days, while the Supreme Court justices' average is 66 years and 364 days. That makes the rock band one year and 10 months older than the members of the highest court of the United States. The Rolling Stones are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a five-date tour in New York, New Jersey and London, where the first show kicked off Sunday night/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Is there a better Rolling Stones' song that “Satisfaction”?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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