A decade and more later in a TV interview with Tony Blackburn and Jenny Hanley, Noddy Holder said that after they wrote the song, they were asked to appear on the popular children's magazine programme Blue Peter
, where they went out live (although they didn't actually perform live). The song he said was actually an anti-drugs song although it was about an American cocaine dealer. Unfortunately, the next day Keith Richards appeared in the newspapers in connection with possessing cocaine, and the details given included the use of silver spoons, something alluded to in the song. The people at Blue Peter
were furious, and Radio One banned the song.
Keith Richards appeared in court on January 12, 1977 where he was fined £750 after cocaine was found in his car following a crash.
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