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Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones

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Director Danny Garcia explores the misadventures of one of the 60s’ biggest rock stars in the new documentary Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones.

Topping the charts with The Rolling Stones and dating actress Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones emerged as the face and poster boy of the Bohemian Swingin’ London scene. However, his excessive lifestyle ended up costing him dearly, with him succumbing to the acid-ridden lifestyle so prevalent at the time. Targeted by the authorities and media, he spiraled out of control and lost Anita as well as the respect of his fellow Stones. Two years later, Brian was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, with the verdict found to be death by misadventure.

Diving into the strange circumstances surrounding Jones’ shocking death, Rolling Stone is an intriguing look at one of rock’s greatest icons.