ROLLING STONES: So, Was Brian Jones Killed and Who Did It?
A new book on the life of the Stones’ guitarist sheds new light on his death.
This past July 3rd marked the 45th anniversary of the death of former Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, who allegedly drowned in his pool. It has long been suspected that Jones may have been murdered, and author Terry Rawlings, who wrote a book about Jones in 1994 titled Brian Jones: Who Killed Christopher Robin?, has updated and re-released it.
In the new edition, he says Jones was murdered by builders working at his house in East Sussex and adds the killers escaped the attentions of the police after the Stones’ assistant, Tom Keylock, covered it up. Rawlings says, “It’s not a crackpot theory, it’s what happened. He was definitely murdered and there was a cover-up.”
In the first version of the book, Rawlings pointed the finger at building contractor Frank Thorogood. In this revised edition he claims to shed new light on who was at Jones’s home on the day of his death. Jones was 27.