Re: Stones asked Roy Buchanan to replace Brian in 1969?
Date: October 16, 2007 10:18
I also heard the story before, I was now just googling a little but it's quite
strange: most of the articles I found are talking about 1970 (when in fact
they must have asked him in 1968 or 1969).
One article said: "Roy, averse to touring anyhow, suggested that his image
would 'conflict' with The Stones and turned the offer down. (Later on, Roy
would tell the rock press that learning the Stones' repertoire would have
been too hard for him...)" It's also said he never regretted his decision.
One article even suggested he was asked to replace Mick Taylor (after 1974).
I wonder where this story started, who published it first. I guess there
should be some interview with Roy talking about the incident or something. In
fact I always believed he was actually asked to play with them on tour -
yes - but just as a supporting act, and he turned that down. I don't actually
believe they would have invited an unknown American into their all-British
band. Who asked him anyway, etc etc. Or is he another victim of Mick Jagger's
evil ways? I heard he hanged himself in his cell after having an argument
with his wife in 1988...