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The Stones and Brian Jones

Fascinating docu about the early years of The Rolling Stones and the role Brian Jones played in it. Until he was found dead in his swimming pool in 1969.

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The Stones and Brian Jones

They had known each other since primary school, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. In 1961, they were 18 at the time, it turned out they both loved the music of Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry, and so they started a band. Not much later, they met guitarist Brian Jones, who joined the band, became bandleader and came up with the name The Rollin' Stones. In 1962, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts joined the band, which would henceforth be called The Rolling Stones.

Things soon went crescendo with the band, but things went downhill with Jones. His alcohol and drug addiction caused so many problems that the band members expelled him from the band in June 1969. A month later, he was found dead in his swimming pool - he was 27.

Using interviews with all the main players and never-before-seen archive material, British director Nick Broomfield tells the fascinating story of the Stones and the role Jones played in it.

VPRO Cinema