Why was Brian asked to left the Rolling Stones?
According to Oldham in his book Stoned, Jones was an outsider from the beginning. When the first tours were arranged in 1963, he travelled separately from the band, stayed at different hotels, and demanded extra pay. According to Oldham, Jones was very emotional and felt alienated because he was not a prolific songwriter and his management role had been taken away. He “resisted the symbiosis demanded by the group lifestyle, and so life was becoming more desperate for him day by day. None of us were looking forward to Brian totally cracking up”. The toll from days on the road, the money and fame, and the feeling of being alienated from the group resulted in Jones’ overindulgence in alcohol and other drugs. These excesses had a debilitative effect on his physical and mental health and, according to Oldham, Jones became increasingly unfriendly and antisocial.
And who allegedly killed Brian Jones?
Handyman and builder Frank Thorogood allegedly confessed the murder to the Rolling Stones’ driver Tom Keylock, Thorogood is alleged to have killed Jones in a fight over money; he had been paid £18,000 for work on Cotchford Farm but he wanted another £6,000 from the musician. The killing is alleged to have been covered up by senior police officers when they discovered how badly the investigation into Jones’s death had been botched by the local police.
Final Resting Place:
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, , GL52 5JT
Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium
Grave Location:Section V / 11393
Grave Location Description
From the Brian Jones Fan Club:
Turn right into the cemetery and follow the road around to the left, at the second V junction bear right (the first junction is no entry, being part of the one-way system). Follow the road around to the right to the second 4 way intersection. On the left you’ll see a large oak tree with a bench beneath it. Turn right here and then left into the car park. Walking back to the bench you’ll find Brian’s resting place opposite. Approximately 30 yards (27 metres) behind Brian’s grave (almost in a straight line from the bench through his grave) rests his sister Pamela.
Grave Location GPS51.90574861817, -2.042394208989
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Brian Jones:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Scott Michaels FindaDeath.com - Brian Jones
- Brian Jones Fan Club
- The Rolling Stones and the Mystery of Brian Jones’ Death
- The Last Home of Brian Jones
- Fresh evidence on who killed Brian Jones
- Brian Jones, the Embodiment of Unconventional Style
- 'Life and Death of Brian Jones’ Documentary Digs Deep