Proud Gallery, London
The most authentic of reproductions
As good as his originals
was the considered verdict of
celebrated Rock Photographer
Gered Mankowitz when the
Rollin'Stoned performed for
guests at his exclusive
retrospective private view.
huge audience of invited guests, including many celebrities
and media personalities, got an old fashioned earful whilst
attending a private view of celebrated rock photographer Gered
Mankowitz's early Rolling Stones work at London's Proud Gallery.
Blasting out a stunningly authentic and exciting set were the
Rollin'Stoned, to everyone's satisfaction. "Listening to
the Rollin'Stoned while looking at my pictures was as good as
the real thing, great fun" said an enthusiastic Mankowitz
Drowned? or just washed up and left for dead?
TV's Psychic Sleuth enlists Byron's help with the 'Spade' work digging around for new clues into a Stone age old mystery.
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.
Reflections on the past
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.
MAN THE VAN
A tribute to Dennis Weymouth
Many of our regulars will be as sorry as us to hear that at around
6.00pm on Friday 23rd October 2009, we lost Dennis, a very
special and dear member of The Rollin Stoned family.
Dennis had been diagnosed with lung cancer some time ago and
put up an amazingly long and brave fight against his illness,
continuing his work with the band as long as he was physically
and safely able to. Throughout the course of his illness,
Dennis retained his unique sense of humour and patience with
us, never uttering a murmur of self-pity or complaint
a truly admirable performance.
For most of the bands life, Dennis had driven The Rollin
Stoned safely across many parts of Europe, including Norway,
Belgium, France and Germany as well as endless trips up and
down the all too familiar motorways of Great Britain!
The Rollin Stoned first met Dennis in the early days
of the bands life, when he and his close friend Terry,
lovingly promoted a special event in their home area of North
London. They treated the band to special food packages and
lovingly decorated the hall and the drive leading to it, with
as much Rolling Stones memorabilia as they could gather. It
was an impressive welcome for us, and guests alike and successful
night was had by all. While Terry's other commitments meant
her involvement with the band was brief, Dennis has stayed
with us ever since.
Our warmest wishes go out to Dennis family, friends
and his precious cats who, thankfully, have all now found
We will all miss Dennis, with his unfailing loyalty and unique
sense of humour greatly.
~ Charlie ~
| No 28
Posted on: October 10th, 2015 (Courtesy Memory Lane)
It is with great sadness that Memory Lane, learned
of the passing of our good friend Ex Paratrooper
Tony was a true gentleman with many accolades for his
contribution to music and other activities. Known as Mr
rock and coal by his friends due to him running the family
Coal business, and running his own concerts under that name.
Tony also worked as an extra on the Hollywood blockbuster
movie the Memphis Belle. In 1995 he helped set up The Warlocks,
the North Lincolnshire chapter of the Florida based motor -bike
Organisation. Tony and his fellow bikers bought the Stop Press pub
In Grimsby and following a conversion it was re-opened as the
Yard birds rock club a premier Lincolnshire venue.
Memory Lane arerea lly fortunate and honored to have known
him and to have been given the oportunity to be the support band
for the Rolling Stoned at Yard birds for the last three years. Rl P Tony.