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Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones

Directed by: Danny Garcia
Runtime: 1hr 36min Year: 2019
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Directed by: Danny Garcia
Runtime: 1hr 36min Year: 2019
Country: United Kingdom
Last Screened: Thu 26th Mar 2020

An early victim of the rock and roll lifestyle, Brian Jones, the founder of the Rolling Stones, burned the candle at both ends until his premature death under murky circumstances at the age of 27.

Brian Jones was fragile and ill-equipped for life in the global spotlight. A musical genius who could play countless instruments, his talent was offset by a weakness for temptation which led him time and again into trouble.

Jones displayed a huge talent for music  – his early obsession with blues and jazz led him to advertise for the bandmates which became the Rolling Stones.  He also was a playboy – fathering six illegitimate children with six different women –  and had an affinity for drugs and alcohol. As one contributor notes, he was the “DNA of the band’s rebellious nature.”

In Danny Garcia’s engrossing film, many of Jones’ inner circle look back at his colourful, all too short life, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his death in a swimming pool at age 27.