or just washed up and left for dead?
the waves he made in his flamboyantly stormy life, it is maybe
not surprising that the fateful plunge that curtailed it on
July 3rd, 1967,
should still be rippling the surface some forty years on. Whatever
the reasons for his demise, such was Brian Jones charismatic
allure for his fans, they were never likely to settle for a
mundanely tragic circumstances of a domestic accident, he was
after all 'Swinging England's first celebrity Rock'n'Roll martyr.
and Pat Andrews on a memory trip
insatiable appetite has since developed for rumours and theories
themed around the mystery of "who killed Cock Robin",
ensuring that anyone with a new angle or twist has a guaranteed
market. So much so, it is fair to say that the financial rewards
on offer probably tend to favour the sensational over the historically
accurate testimonies of the surviving witnesses and protagonists.
Summer, a TV production company has set supernatural sleuth
Tony Stockwell on the case. They have filmed him as he re-visits
the scene of events, staged re-enactment and interviewed people
connected to Brian Jones. Stockwell, a sort of Psychic Hercule
Poirot, is hoping his "extraordinary paranormal abilities"
will enable him to dredge some sensational revelations from
the murkey depths of this pool of muddied waters.
Pat and the production crew at Cotchford Farm
Rollin Stoned's very own Byron Jones was filmed as Brian in
various scenes in London and at Cotchford Farm, together with
Pat Andrews, Brian's former girlfriend and mother of his son.
The programme is scheduled to be screened later in Autumn on
the Living TV channel, for those keen to find out whether they
came up with more than duck weed.