The Stones and Brian Jones

Apologies if posted elsewhere - I watched this fascinating 90min documentary last night, which is available on iPlayer. Worth a view…

As a schoolboy aged 14, Nick Broomfield met Brian Jones, by chance, on a train. Brian was at the height of his success, with the world at his feet, but just six years later, he would be dead.

This film takes a look at the relationships and rivalries within The Rolling Stones in their formative years, exploring the iconoclastic freedom and exuberance of the 60s, a time of intergenerational conflict and sexual turmoil that reflects on the present day.

Featuring revealing interviews with all the main players and unseen archive released for the first time, this documentary explores the creative musical genius of Jones, key to the success of the band, and uncovers how the founder of what became the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world was left behind in the shadows of history.


Watched it also, interesting… maybe the times but not many of the contributors struck a good impression with their behaviour.

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Added to My List… Thank you.

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I saw this a few years ago and worth a re-watch.
He was a musical genius. But as Mick Jagger has said fame didn’t rest well on Brian’s shoulders.

Very sad bit where the interviewer mistakenly thinks Brian is the Rolling Stones’ songwriter.

Nick Brookfield did another nice docu/film on Leonard Cohen.

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Interesting stuff, and thanks for posting. Watched the first half hour tonight and will watch the rest tomorrow.

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