Letters of Note: Rolling Stones Hotel Rider

A great post from the fantastic site Letters of Note. This one features the Rolling Stones’ detailed instructions to the hotel about their preferred accommodations. I especially love their boring pseudonyms. Letters of Note: Keep Bill Wyman away from Keith



Dear Roland

Sorry I could not meet you. I had to leave at 10:00AM for Washington. However you will not have any trouble if you follow these notes.

1. I suggest you go to Vienna on the morning of June 22nd — to arrive in Vienna around 12:00 noon.

2. Go to the hotel first & tell them you would like to see the rooms the have blocked for you. I am enclosing copies of our correspondence.

    1. Try to place everyone on one floor.
    2. Must have at least one security man on each floor housing a musician.
    3. Callaghan should be next to Percy Thrower.
    4. Bender & Poweski near Arthur Ashe.
    5. Try to get large beds for everyone.
    6. Keep Bill Wyman away from Keith because of noise.
    7. Everyone gets rooms for single occupancy however the hotel should give us large rooms.
    8. Rooms specific other than singles are as follows:
    1. Patrick Moore (Ron Wood) must have large bed.
    2. Ollie Brown must have large bed.
    3. Arthur Ashe (Mick J.) must have deluxe suite with attached luggage room.
    4. James Burke (Billy Preston) gets a suite.
    5. Peter West (Charlie Watts) must have large bed.
    6. Security men must be near musicians.
    7. Peter Rudge must have large bed.
    8. Alan Dunn must have connecting door with Jennie-Collen-Smith.
    9. Percy Thrower (Keith Richard) gets a suite.
    10. Debbie Freis & Bill Zysblatt must have connecting rooms.
    11. Robin Day gets a suite.
    12. John Victor should be close to Percy Thrower.
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