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Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 8, 2022 23:46

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paulspendel
Page 1 from a letter one of the builders sent to Frank Thorogood's daughter Jan after the Crime Watch episode in 1994. I will not publish the rest because it will upset Mathijs.

Damn, is he a dangerous suspect? Kindergarten from you both.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: terraplane ()
Date: January 8, 2022 23:48

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Mathijs

Kennedy was shot dead by a lone wolf, Brian drowned after taking too many drugs.

Mathijs

I have no opinion on Brian's death but you really picked a poor example to make your point.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: January 9, 2022 00:59

The statement that Janet Lawson gave to police/detectives on July 3 approximately 10-18 hours after Brian died. She states that Brian came to the garage flat at about 10:30 PM and invited Frank and herself back to the house for drinks. So by going by that time, it would seem they probably did not enter the pool until close to 11:30PM and that they were both in the water for maybe 30 minutes until Frank came into the house looking for a towel (anytime I go to a pool, I usually bring a towel with me). Janet went back to the pool, and then they all had a hard time getting him out of the pool and eventually did CPR on him - so maybe he did pass away about midnight or even on July 3? Is this an accurate statement and are the Ann and Frank statements available?











Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: January 9, 2022 01:00

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terraplane
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Mathijs

Kennedy was shot dead by a lone wolf, Brian drowned after taking too many drugs.

Mathijs

I have no opinion on Brian's death but you really picked a poor example to make your point.

Not in the least. Kennedy was clearly shot by Oswald and none other.

His point is that people make conspiracies over just about any topic, and in some cases grow to ridiculousness to where the majority start believing the fictional account.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: terraplane ()
Date: January 9, 2022 01:57

I understood what his point was. I (and the overwhelming majority of Americans) don't agree with his/your view but I don't want to debate it in a thread about Brian Jones.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 9, 2022 04:30



A distressed Marianne Faithfull walking with friends
after the announcement of the death of Brian Jones of
the Rolling Stones, on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, 3rd July 1969.




ROCKMAN

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 9, 2022 05:35

After years of reading all accounts of the details surrounding Brian Jones death, my opinion is that Brian took drugs, mixed them with alcohol, and he drowned himself. Drowning takes only 45 seconds so could be suicide but I think it was an accident. Many have said Brian was distraught after being kicked out of the RS. I'm sure he was in a bad state of mind and needed help.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: January 9, 2022 07:35

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terraplane
I understood what his point was. I (and the overwhelming majority of Americans) don't agree with his/your view but I don't want to debate it in a thread about Brian Jones.

Understood, but I was commenting as you specifically pointed out that as being a poor example to use for comparison, when in fact it is a pretty good example.

JFK conspiracy theories are all explained, and for the most part debunked/disproven but as you stated, "majority of Americans" continue to believe them. That's only because they hear the same stories and want to believe them, rather than read up on how they don't make sense... a couple nice reads should you care to explore further:

Gerald Posner - Case Closed
Vincent Bugliosi - Reclaiming History- The Assassination Of JFK

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: terraplane ()
Date: January 9, 2022 11:24

Thanks. I will look into them.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: January 9, 2022 13:38

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Rockman


A distressed Marianne Faithfull walking with friends
after the announcement of the death of Brian Jones of
the Rolling Stones, on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, 3rd July 1969.
The guy on the left looks like Alain Delon

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: January 9, 2022 21:42

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Mariuana
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georgie48
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paulspendel
Page 1 from a letter one of the builders sent to Frank Thorogood's daughter Jan after the Crime Watch episode in 1994. I will not publish the rest because it will upset Mathijs.

That sounds totally different from what Charlie Watts clearly remembered of the three visiting Brian. I don't think I lost my skills of maths ... Mick, Keith and Charlie makes ... 3.

..

I think the story is, according to this letter, they (Mick and Keith) were visiting Brian again the day before he died. Not that time when three of them came and informed him he was fired.

Okay, thanks for that detail.
So Mick and Keith were "visiting" Brian the day before he died and the name of the band was the issue, right? The Hyde Park concert was announced well before July 1 or 2 as a free Rolling Stones concert. It was costing them money. There was no guarantee for a succesful event that could lift the band "out of the dark". If Brian would have sued them afterwards what could have gone wrong? After his death the band made a financial arrangement with Brian's family which involved (certainly looking back I time) a lot of money "for as long as the band was going on". If Brian would still have been alive my guess is that they would have arranged a similar deal. Apart from "deals" in the very beginning of the band when Brian signed a few times, are there any examples of the others not signing? For instance, when Alan Klein got them a new lucrative contract with DECCA?
I "designed" a T-shirt in 2004 for a special Anniversary event in my country and I needed a written permission not only from the official Rolling Stones, but also from Bill Wyman and the parents of Brian Jones. I got them all. The letter I received on behalf of Brian's parents was even kind of emotional and I still treasure it. Any suggestion of Mick and Keith being involved in anything "dark" causing Brian's death is ludricous.

I'm a GHOST living in a ghost town

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 10, 2022 02:43

There's no question, at least no proof, that Oswald didn't shoot Kennedy. The only question is whether he acted alone. I think his actions after he shot Kennedy from above show he might have been trying to get to a safe house in Dallas.

Brian? It doesn't matter.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: January 10, 2022 09:51

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24FPS
There's no question, at least no proof, that Oswald didn't shoot Kennedy. The only question is whether he acted alone. I think his actions after he shot Kennedy from above show he might have been trying to get to a safe house in Dallas...

There is no question about it, he acted alone. Conspiracy theorists that tie him in w/ mob, cia, fbi, mexico, or whatever else ignore one major piece of evidence - Oswald was a complete loner, his only contacts were thru his wife. The lady that was renting a room to him said he never had visitors, never had a call, never went anywhere - came home from work and would sit & watch tv ... he would ask to use the phone once a week, on Thursday evenings to call his wife (as he would come home to stay w/ her on weekends).

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24FPS
Brian? It doesn't matter.

Really?

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Mariuana ()
Date: January 10, 2022 14:12

What I fing really strange, at least from my point of view, is how Frank easily invited people Brian barely knew, into his house. That nurse made it clear she met Brian only once more than a year ago, before she was invited by Frank to stay in Brian's farm. I wonder how many strangers for Brian could have stayed there as well and why? Well I read that Brian's life was a bit chaotic and he was used to people come and stay, but those were people he invited himself. What status, besides a builder, did Frank have on the farm? I can not imagine to hire a builder to make some work on my farm and that builder would invite people to stay at my house.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Mariuana ()
Date: January 10, 2022 14:20

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georgie48
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Mariuana
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georgie48
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paulspendel
Page 1 from a letter one of the builders sent to Frank Thorogood's daughter Jan after the Crime Watch episode in 1994. I will not publish the rest because it will upset Mathijs.

That sounds totally different from what Charlie Watts clearly remembered of the three visiting Brian. I don't think I lost my skills of maths ... Mick, Keith and Charlie makes ... 3.

..

I think the story is, according to this letter, they (Mick and Keith) were visiting Brian again the day before he died. Not that time when three of them came and informed him he was fired.

Okay, thanks for that detail.
So Mick and Keith were "visiting" Brian the day before he died and the name of the band was the issue, right? The Hyde Park concert was announced well before July 1 or 2 as a free Rolling Stones concert. It was costing them money. There was no guarantee for a succesful event that could lift the band "out of the dark". If Brian would have sued them afterwards what could have gone wrong? After his death the band made a financial arrangement with Brian's family which involved (certainly looking back I time) a lot of money "for as long as the band was going on". If Brian would still have been alive my guess is that they would have arranged a similar deal. Apart from "deals" in the very beginning of the band when Brian signed a few times, are there any examples of the others not signing? For instance, when Alan Klein got them a new lucrative contract with DECCA?
I "designed" a T-shirt in 2004 for a special Anniversary event in my country and I needed a written permission not only from the official Rolling Stones, but also from Bill Wyman and the parents of Brian Jones. I got them all. The letter I received on behalf of Brian's parents was even kind of emotional and I still treasure it. Any suggestion of Mick and Keith being involved in anything "dark" causing Brian's death is ludricous.

Some people love to speculate that Mick and Keith somehow were involved in "murdering" Brian. It's based on false, personal hate and someone's sick fantasies but you can see lots of comments like this on YouTube or elsewhere, which I find ridiculous but they still exist.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 10, 2022 14:49

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georgie48

The Hyde Park concert was announced well before July 1 or 2 as a free Rolling Stones concert. It was costing them money. There was no guarantee for a succesful event that could lift the band "out of the dark".

Sorry to be a bit off-topic. I don't think there was any doubt for the Stones to make a successful return in Hyde Park. They were just too popular for that..

"If you don't c sharp you'll b flat". -Muhammad Ali.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-01-10 14:50 by TheflyingDutchman.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Kingbeebuzz ()
Date: January 10, 2022 16:36

Yes Georgie 48, I follow your reasoning but on the issue of any doubts about a successful Hyde Park concert I think, for once, you are off the mark.

The Stones were very big at that point. They had Jumping Jack Flash, Beggars Banquet and pent up demand for a live appearance behind them. There was no way Hyde Park was going to fail. Young people flocked from all parts of the UK to see them on 5th July. At that point it may have the biggest UK concert crowd ever. The Stones may have been nervous but it was never going to fail and unfortunately the death of BJ just about 48 hours before the concert turned it into a memorial event that could not fail.....even with The Stones playing out of tune!

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 11, 2022 13:48

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2000 LYFH

Paul - Who is this person?

ZIYADEH, Muhajer Yusef Musa: attempted murder of Priscilla Margaret Joan FITZSIMONS on 26 July 1969 in Earnley, West Sussex. Convicted of malicious wounding

He was the legal partner of Fitzsimons. He assaulted her with a rock, spent 4 years in jail and was extradited to his home county Jordan.

Mathijs

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 11, 2022 14:22

I just found this link on the internet:

[discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk]



Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.


Just to add some fodder to the subject.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 11, 2022 14:35

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paulspendel
Page 1 from a letter one of the builders sent to Frank Thorogood's daughter Jan after the Crime Watch episode in 1994. I will not publish the rest because it will upset Mathijs.

This is the thing with all those conspiracy theories: the above sounds extremely plausible: Keith and Mick has a reason to kill Brian, so they hired bla bla bla.

But as we have later learned, Brian never hold the legal rights to the name, and the entire business affair of him leaving the Stones was arranged in peaceful agreement with him and the Stones office. So the story is a total load of bollocks.

Mathijs

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 11, 2022 15:14

I think that just like Mick Taylor, Brian Jones was not very smart in dealing with the Glimmers and fame, emotionally. Had Jones claimed the name "Rolling Stones" around the time he started the band, he could have asked a serious amount of money when he got sacked. Of course the band did't expect to last very long in the early days so it likely never popped up in Brians brains, or what was left of it, to do serious business.
Brian very likely was happy to accept the financial offer that was made to him. This doesn't exclude the possibility that just like Mick Taylor, they used to argue and fight every now and then. It could easily have happened as posted above. It adds nothing to any conspiracy theories though. Let's dream on. It's not a nightmare.

"If you don't c sharp you'll b flat". -Muhammad Ali.



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Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: January 11, 2022 16:56

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Rocky Dijon
Personally, I'm less concerned with the burden of proof than being entertained. If Paul tells me a load of stories about Brian and suggests that the band or those around them behaved like The Corleone Family, I'm interested because it's entertaining. It's the last chance for a shadowy mystique of darkness and danger for a band that most here deride as a Vegas act.

If Mathijs or anyone else cares to debunk the stories, I'm equally interested. Using Mathijs or Doxa as examples, I don't have to agree with their opinions so much as I love reading their passion when stating them. I might think a certain keyboard part is Billy Preston, but someone here is convinced it is Nicky playing clavinet. It makes for interesting reading. I don't distinguish much between conspiracies over Brian or who plays what instrument on a particular track. It's all worthwhile reading because it makes me re-evaluate what I previously thought I knew as fact. It's how the viewpoints are expressed that differ from mine that make visiting here worthwhile.

I don't disagree with the entertainment value of all these pro or contra stories re Brian's death. Probably the above mentioned JFK case is pretty similar, but more it reminds me of UFO, God or other supernatural item discussions, since for certain people it is as important to oppose them as it for the others to defend the existence of them. The passion and urge is mutual in both parties. That's not the case with the recent crazy politically driven internet conspiracy theories, since no sane people feel urged to argue against those (as much as they feel like proving that Santa Claus does not exist).

I'm not totally innocent here. Back in the noughties I spend quite a lot of time in Brian Jones discussion sites (especially LARS), just out of curiosity and I wanted to know more about Brian, and of his view into things, since for example Rolling Stones sites like our IORR were a pretty hostile attitude towards anything Brian-related (and I did learn a lot). There I get to know about these, let's say nicely, 'alternative theories' about Brian's death. There was at the time some 'serious' private investigation going on, pretty much relying on the name issue (Brian supposedly owned the rights for the Stones name) and strongly pointing out to direction that the guilty ones to be found on the group of Thorogood, Keylock, Klein, Mick and Keith. I got involved into heated discussions (pretty one-sided though). Since being a sort of Doubting Thomas among The Believers, and despite trying to be as diplomatic as I ever can be, I caused some rage (to put it mildly). Some of it emerged into IORR as well. To fresh my memory, I just checked the 'legendary' "The Plot Thickens" thread from 2005-2007 (no wonder BV stopped it). I had forgotten that the whole 12 page thread started by someone copypasting LARS poster El's long reply to me at LARS (a bit late, but sorry for thatwinking smiley)

Anyway, the whole thing started to go out of my comprehension and I gradually distanced myself from it (finally stopped visiting these Brian Jones sites). It could be that I just got tired, but probably there was more to it: namely, personally the whole idea of speculating from a theoretical point of view that, say, Mick and Keith are involved in the murder of the founder of their band started to be something I didn't find healthy any longer. It could be that I am a way too big Mick and Keith fanboy to be so 'neutral' or 'objective', but the entertainment value was kinda lost for me... I mean, The Stones are many things to me, but probably not an Agatha Christie novel in which everyone is a potential murder suspect.

That said, I still wish all the best for any 'serious' investigation - I am not standing here or anywhere in the way of people trying discover the 'truth' (to redescribe the events by alternative accounts based on different factual evidence), and no matter how unlikely - if not impossible - is really to achieve water-proved results. And go ahead Mathijs, keep shooting 'em down! With Rocky Dijon I take a nice and comfortable backseat and enjoy the show.

And hey, there are some great photos and interesting documents I never seen seen before in this thread!

- Doxa



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Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 11, 2022 19:19

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LeonidP
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24FPS
There's no question, at least no proof, that Oswald didn't shoot Kennedy. The only question is whether he acted alone. I think his actions after he shot Kennedy from above show he might have been trying to get to a safe house in Dallas...

There is no question about it, he acted alone. Conspiracy theorists that tie him in w/ mob, cia, fbi, mexico, or whatever else ignore one major piece of evidence - Oswald was a complete loner, his only contacts were thru his wife. The lady that was renting a room to him said he never had visitors, never had a call, never went anywhere - came home from work and would sit & watch tv ... he would ask to use the phone once a week, on Thursday evenings to call his wife (as he would come home to stay w/ her on weekends).

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24FPS
Brian? It doesn't matter.

Really?

Yes, really. So maybe a construction guy got rough with Brian and Brian died. And? What would change? Not a damn thing. Brian wasn't a Rolling Stone anymore. Oswald, on the other hand, if the truth could be found, could either expose government mishandling, or perhaps involvement of others. Kennedy's assassination changed the course of history. Brian's didn't.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 12, 2022 00:09

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24FPS

Kennedy's assassination changed the course of history. Brian's didn't.

Yes it did: Mick Taylor joined the band. grinning smiley

"If you don't c sharp you'll b flat". -Muhammad Ali.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: January 12, 2022 02:36

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TheflyingDutchman
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24FPS

Kennedy's assassination changed the course of history. Brian's didn't.

Yes it did: Mick Taylor joined the band. grinning smiley

No it didn't. Mick Taylor had already replaced him a month earlier.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 12, 2022 13:18

True.thumbs up

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: paulspendel ()
Date: January 12, 2022 21:19

Mathijs writes Ziyadeh was the legal partner of Fitzsimons. Wrong. She divorced Harry Fitzsimons in 1968 and was single in 1969. Ziyadeh wasn’t sent to prison as Mathijs writes, but to an asylum. Furthermore he wasn’t sent back to Jordan, he never lived there and originated from Jerusalem. He was sent to another country within the common wealth community. So much for Mathijs’ wrong information. Or, as he likes to put it according to his limited choice of words: bollocks.

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: Cooltoplady ()
Date: January 12, 2022 22:52

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paulspendel
Mathijs writes Ziyadeh was the legal partner of Fitzsimons. Wrong. She divorced Harry Fitzsimons in 1968 and was single in 1969. Ziyadeh wasn’t sent to prison as Mathijs writes, but to an asylum. Furthermore he wasn’t sent back to Jordan, he never lived there and originated from Jerusalem. He was sent to another country within the common wealth community. So much for Mathijs’ wrong information. Or, as he likes to put it according to his limited choice of words: bollocks.

I agree. I never believe anything Mathijs writes on here. He just likes to hear himself talk. A lot of BS on his posts

Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Date: January 13, 2022 11:21

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paulspendel

MZiyadeh wasn’t sent to prison, but to an asylum.


Out of curiosity: What's the difference in this very case ?

"If you don't c sharp you'll b flat". -Muhammad Ali.



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Re: Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: January 13, 2022 11:52

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Kingbeebuzz
Yes Georgie 48, I follow your reasoning but on the issue of any doubts about a successful Hyde Park concert I think, for once, you are off the mark.

The Stones were very big at that point. They had Jumping Jack Flash, Beggars Banquet and pent up demand for a live appearance behind them. There was no way Hyde Park was going to fail. Young people flocked from all parts of the UK to see them on 5th July. At that point it may have the biggest UK concert crowd ever. The Stones may have been nervous but it was never going to fail and unfortunately the death of BJ just about 48 hours before the concert turned it into a memorial event that could not fail.....even with The Stones playing out of tune!

The things you mention are all in place (correct), but the Stones were very uncertain. BB is a great album, but at the time it didn't sell "as expected" (look at f.i. GasLightStreet's data). Especially Mick was concerned. Brian was (even though he had messed up his life) still very popular among Stones fans (diehard countries like Germany and Holland among others). Let It Bleed's cover is a clear example. It's Mick T., but could be Brian ... winking smiley
For you and me off course the Stones "couldn't fail", but the band themselves felt very uncertain.
I dare to say that Hyde Park was "bigger" than big due to Brian's death (even though I decided last minute not to go out of sadness ..)

But let's be happy. The Stones are still there and Brian rolls along with them ...

I'm a GHOST living in a ghost town

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