30 August 2009

THE Rolling Stone

1. Brian Jones asked Mick Jagger if he would like to join HIS band.
2. Brian was a masterful and innovative musician.
3. The dreadful behaviour of his reputation was clearly an undiagnosed brain disease*.
4. Resentful of Brian's hedonistic lifestyle they witnessed while renovating his house, some lowclass builders murdered him.
There's a book which inspired a film, and today some new evidence.

'Officially, Jones drowned, aged 27, in his pool at Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, East Sussex, on July 2, 1969, allegedly "under the influence of drink and drugs".
An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure, even though the post-mortem report said there were no illegal drugs in the star’s body, just the equivalent of three-and-a-half pints of beer.'
* The Terry Rawling's book linked above, describes the erratic behaviour that caused the other Stones to cease coping with Brian. It sounded to me like a rerun of the Dudley Moore situation:
"On 30 September 1999, Moore announced that he was suffering from the terminal degenerative brain disorder progressive supranuclear palsy, some of whose early symptoms were so similar to liquor intoxication"
(from the wiki on D.M.)
The Rollling Stones have not been musically interesting without Brian.
His fans will be pleased if this new investigation removes the impression that he fell in his pool while out of his head.


  1. All very mysterious. It will be interesting to see what the investigation brings up.

  2. ... and was Michael Jackson's doctor involved?


  3. AE Hotchner's book BLOWN AWAY suggested he was actually murdered, or um, "allowed" to drown.

  4. Congratulations for the blog! Very good!
    Regards from Argentina.

  5. You can bet your life that Michael Barrymore was involved somewhere along the lines.

  6. "he was a cat who could play any instrument."

    I have a book that has a picture of him playing the cello - well he's sitting with one in the correct position - with those words as the caption.

  7. Thank you everybody, I enjoy your visits, and Phil ? put down that copy of Modern Motor and read some more - Our Bri really was a born muso. The late John Entwistle WHO bass player was also equally talented with many other instruments.

    Rock ON.

  8. poor bastard. juicy story though

  9. Stphen Woolley based his film Stoned on interviews conducted with Janet Lawson (one of four people present at Cotchford Farm on the night - Jones; Anna Wohlin; Frank Thorogood) teh Daily Mail must have got what's been written about for years into a credible form so that police had enough to launch the investigation. Poor Brian was surrounded by scumbags in his last few months.

  10. There would be a few oldies shivering in their well heeled boots about all of this new interest...hopefully truth will out