After their return to the UK, the Rolling Stones played two four-date mini-tours in the second half of June 1965. The first (June 15-18) was to Scotland, which gave the band the chance to relax at the famous Gleneagles Hotel, an old-style establishment, with a famous golf course. Although, relax? The choice for Gleneagles was especially Stu's choice. Ian Stewart was a keen golf player, and as road manager showed preference for hotels with courses.
Keith Richards recalls: "We'd been playing in some town where there's all these chicks, and they want to get laid and we want to lay them. But Stu would have booked us into some hotel about ten miles out of town. You'd wake up in the morning and there's the links. We're bored to death looking for some action and Stu's playing Gleneagles".
Their return visit (June 24-29) to three Scandinavian countries and a first show in Norway did a great deal to enhance the Stones' already considerable reputation in Europe.
Adapted from the following sources:
Bill Wyman, Rolling With The Stones, Dorling Kindersley, 2002.
Ray Connolly, Stu, Out-Take Limited, 2003.