9.20.2009

THE DEATH OF BRIAN JONES


Man oh man wasn't Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones the cutest rocker of all time or what? The investigation into his death is still going on almost 40 years later. How did that boy end up face down in a swimming pool? He had no illegal or legal drugs in his system.


LONDON, England (CNN) -- British police are reviewing the death of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, 40 years after the hard-living rocker was found dead in a swimming pool. Police in Sussex, in southern England, have confirmed they are examining documents given to them by an investigative journalist who has been researching events surrounding Jones' death.

Scott Jones, who is not related to the musician, has spent four years reviewing the evidence and speaking to key witnesses in the case.In an article published in the Daily Mail in November 2008, Jones wrote, "I'm convinced Brian Jones' death was not fully investigated. The only question that remains is why?" Brian Jones' body was found in the swimming pool after a party at his home in Cotchford Farm, East Sussex in July 1969. He was 27.


An inquest returned a verdict of death by misadventure, despite post mortem results showing he had not taken illegal drugs and had only consumed the alcoholic equivalent of three and a half pints of beer. One of the most popular conspiracy theories that followed was that Jones was murdered by his builder, Frank Thorogood.

The theory gained credence after Thorogood allegedly confessed to the killing before his death in 1993. The storyline formed the basis of the 2005 film "Stoned."


Sussex police told CNN they could not say how long it would take to review the new material, nor whether it could lead to a full investigation.There have been repeated calls for closer examination of the case since Jones' death, which came just three weeks after he left the Rolling Stones.His drinking and drug-taking had taken a toll on his health and the band, and in 1969 Jones announced he was leaving.


In a statement he said, "I no longer see eye-to-eye with the others over the discs we are cutting." Last year, Scott Jones published an article containing contents of an interview he conducted with one of the people present at Jones' home on the night of his death.


In the article, published in the Daily Mail, Jones' said Janet Lawson, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones tour manager Tom Keylock, gave him a version of events that contradicted her official police statement. She is reported to have called her original statement, "a pack of lies... total rubbish." Lawson's revised version of events is among the documents Jones has supplied to Sussex police. It is also believed to include previously unseen files released by the Public Records Office.

3 comments:

stella said...

LADY JANE = LADY JONES CLUES TO KILL BRIAN IN THIS SONG LYRIC.
YOUR TIME HAS COME MY LOVE YOUR STATION IS RIGHT. YOUR SWIMMING POOL IS RIGHT BILL WYMAN ON NOTES WAS SURPRISED OF HOW QUICKLY BRIAN WAS CLEARED TO BUY THE PROPERTY WHILE HE HAD A LON TIME OF TRAMITS TO GET HIS.
SWEET MARIE I WAIT AT YOUR EASE DRUGS WILL HELP IT IS SUSPECTED THAT MICK HOLD BRIAN'S WHILE SOMEONE GAVE HIM SHON IN JUGULAR. WHY JUGULAR VEIN QUICK RESPONSE AND NECK NEAR BRAIN, SUPERQUICK RESPONSE.
LADY ANNE YOU DID WHAT YOU COULD . ANNE WOHLEN REAL NAME? SWEDDISH NURSE DISSAPEARED SAME NIGHT. LIFE IS SECURE W LADY JANE. DEATH IS SECURE

stella said...

LADY JANE = LADY JONES CLUES TO KILL BRIAN.
YOUR TIME HAS COME MY LOVE YOUR STATION IS RIGHT.... YOUR SWIMMING POOL IS RIGHT . BRIAN WAS INDUCED TO BUY THAT FARM. BILL WYMAN COMMENTS ABOUT HIS SURPRISE OF HOW QUICKLY THE TRAMITS WERE READY WHOLE THE PURCHASE OF HIS OWN DELAYED A LOT.
SWEET MAIRE AT WAIT AT YOUR EASE..
DRUGS WILL HELP. IT IS SUSPECTED THAT MICK HELD BRIAN'S HEAD WHILE HIS JUGULAR WAS SHOT.\
LADY ANN YOU DID WHAT... ANNE WOHLEN REAL NAME? THE LADY FLEW THE SAME VERY NIGHT. LIFE IS SECURE W LADY JANE. MICK SAYS WE HAVE HIM. DEATH IS SECURE

RetroKimmer said...

Here is a great blog post on this murder
http://samcutler.tumblr.com/post/187471030/who-killed-brian-jones

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