The Rolling Stones was based in 1962 after guitarist Brian Jones marketed for bandmates. After struggling a bit with writing unique materials, the band took off, rivaling The Beatles. Since then, the band has had its ups and downs. Nonetheless, one of many greatest blows to The Rolling Stones occurred when Jones by accident drowned in his swimming pool in 1969. Followers began conspiracy theories that he was murdered shortly after. However fifty years later, do followers nonetheless imagine the homicide rumors? Jones’ daughter does.
Brian Jones died in 1969
Jones was pulled out of his swimming pool within the early morning of Jul. 3 useless after his girlfriend, 21-year-old mannequin Anna Wohlin discovered him. He was solely 27 years outdated. The coroner introduced that Jones had died “by misadventure” and that medicine and alcohol have been the reason for the drowning.
Days later, The Rolling Stones held a free live performance at Hyde Park, devoted to Jones. Drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Invoice Wyman have been the one Stones to attend the funeral. Jagger was already en path to movie Ned Kelly.
Followers thought it was bizarre that Richards and Jagger didn’t attend. Mixed with Jones’ tense relationship with the band on the time of his demise, followers began to suppose that they didn’t care their bandmate had died. Or worse, that they’d by some means been concerned.
Followers began conspiracy theories that Brian Jones was murdered
Others have been residing at Jones’ residence the evening he died, together with Frank Thorogood, a builder repairing Jones’s residence, and Jenny Lawson, a 22-year-old nurse. Since Thorogood was assumed the final one that noticed Jones alive, hypothesis began that he’d killed Jones throughout an altercation over cash.
In 1993, the rumor began circulating once more when Tom Keylock, The Rolling Stones’ chauffeur and “fixer,” allegedly instructed Traditional Rock journal (per the Independent) that Thorogood had confessed to murdering Jones. Nonetheless, Keylock says this story is fake. Each Paint it Black: The Homicide of Brian Jones by Geoffrey Giuliano and Who Killed Christopher Robin? by Terry Rawlings declare Jones was murdered by Thorogood, and people variations of occasions have been dramatized in 2005’s movie Stoned.
In keeping with Den of Geek, Thorogood’s daughter, Jane Bell, began a fair wilder rumor that it was Jagger and Richards who’d killed Jones. The rumor goes that Jagger and Richards have been on Jones’s farm to get him to signal over The Rolling Stones. When issues received heated, Keith pulled a knife on Jones. Different rumors declare that Jagger by some means killed Jones as a result of he was jealous.
Individuals nonetheless suppose that Jones was murdered
Wohlin nonetheless suspects there was foul play. “Brian is still portrayed as a bitter, worn-out and depressed man who was fired because of his drug habit … and who died because he was drunk or high,” she instructed the Mirror in 2013. “But my Brian was a wonderful, charismatic man who was happier than ever, had given up drugs and was looking forward to pursuing the musical career he wanted.”
Wohlin thinks that it was Frank Thorogood who killed Jones. “I don’t know if Frank meant to kill Brian – maybe it was horseplay in the pool that went wrong. But I knew all along he did not die a natural death. I’m still sure of it.”
Jones’ daughter, Barbara Marion, additionally nonetheless believes her father’s demise was not correctly investigated and that he might have been murdered. Talking to Sky News on the fiftieth anniversary of Jones’ demise in 2019, Marion mentioned it was all a “bit of a mystery.”
Marion solely found Jones was her father in 2002, but she feels very related and dependable to him. “I think he was murdered and I think the police did not investigate it the way they should have,” she mentioned. “I would love to have them reopen [the case] and to get some answers.” Nothing however her personal analysis has influenced these views.
She additionally believes Jones isn’t at all times given the credit score he deserves for forming The Rolling Stones. “He formed the Rolling Stones,” she mentioned. “He chose every member, he got them their gigs. If it weren’t for my father, Mick Jagger would be an accountant somewhere.”
Many individuals need solutions regarding Jones’s demise. However it’ll greater than seemingly stay some of the mysterious rock star deaths ever.