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The Stones Roll On: A Scare in Boston; Success in Toronto; A Slip in New York

Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 31 July 1975

NEW YORK — The scariest moment came in Boston, when overzealous fans grabbed the writhing, confetti-spitting dragon that appears at the end of 'Jumpin' Jack Flash', yanking its head off. Jagger and percussionist Ollie Brown lost their grip on the head as it skittered across the stage, and the flying skull bumped Billy Preston into the front row seats. But the crowd was in good humor (more carnivorous sorts would have eliminated his solo spot) and tossed Preston back up.

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