British police to reopen 40-year-old Brian Jones case

Citing a wealth of new evidence, police in Sussex, England, have announced that they intend to review the death of founding Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones.

On the night of July 2, 1969 (less than a month after the Stones had officially given him the boot), 27-year-old Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm in East Sussex.

According to the coroner, the musician drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, but rumours of a more sinister cause of death have circulated for decades.

In a statement issued on August 31, Sussex police say they have received more than 600 documents related to Jones's death from investigative journalist Scott Jones. The statement indicated that the papers "will be examined by the force, but it's too early to comment at this time as to what the outcome might be."




Aug 31, 2009 at 7:32pm

Funnily enough, "historical fiction" is precisely how I tend to decribe Wikipedia!


Sep 1, 2009 at 11:28am

Brian Jones died for your sins.


Mar 20, 2012 at 3:13pm

he was a very talented person and he died so young such a good talent wasted