Brian Jones daughter, guitarist, and founder of The Rolling Stones says the musician was killed and wants to reopen the case 50 years after his death.
Barbara Marion said in a Sky News interview: “I think he was killed and I think the police did not investigate the way he should have. I would like to reopen the case and get some answers. ”
Jones, aged 27, was found drowned in the pool of Cotchford Farm (Sussex) on July 3, 1967.
The guitarist is struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. One month before he died, he was fired by the band.
Asked Rolling Stone if he feels guilty in any way, Mick Jagger said in 1995: “No, not really. I feel like I was a child, but I was very young and somehow we got it. But, unfortunately, it was a target itself; it was very, very jealous, very difficult, manipulating, and if you do that in a group like this you get back what you give, to be honest. I was not understanding enough about his drug addiction. Nobody seemed to know too much about drug addiction. LSD stuff was new. No one knew the damage they were producing. People thought you were doing good cocaine. ”
Jones’s death was officially considered an accident, and conspiracy theories circulated for many years. The police repeatedly denied that the musician would have been killed.
In a release released in May 2019, the police said: “Brian Jones’s death was investigated in 1969 and was the subject of two re-investigations made by the Sussex Police in 1984 and 1994. From time to time, in the last 49, the Sussex Police received messages, information or requests from journalists and other people about his death. Each is treated individually. No information has been received since 2010 and no new evidence has come to suggest that the original verdict was incorrect. The case has not been reopened and there are no plans for this to happen, “quotes loudersound.com.
Brian Jones (Lewis Brian Hokin Jones) was born on February 28, 1942, in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire). In March 1962, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards became friends after they happened to meet on a train in London. In April, they met Brian Jones at the Ealing Club, and the idea of a troop was born.
Composer with the ability to sing on various instruments, Jones remarked on “Aftermath” (1966), “Between the Buttons” (1967) and “Their Satanic Majesties Request” (1967), recording for the first 16 discography material of the group.
In June 1969, by mutual agreement, group members decided to separate Brian Jones, who had gone through several nervous falls and had been arrested for possession of drugs. Brian Jones’ place in the band was taken by Mick Taylor.