The angelic young Julian Jones Leitch.

Future Past: a Saturation 70 finale

Here’s a quick photo dump from last night’s closing of Saturation ’70, the fascinating, still-born movie filmed at the Joshua Tree, directed by Tony Foutz, featuring an incredible cast including … Continue Reading →


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Saturation 70 – the Q&A, Saturday 27 September

A quick heads-up, that I shall be appearing at the closing ceremony of the Saturation 70 exhibition, to conduct a Q&A with director Tony Foutz and Linda Leitch, who played a … Continue Reading →


Gris Gris

“That cat really surprised me!”

Today, yet another random, significant insider’s view about Brian Jones, which I came across by accident. A couple of people have taken issue with the fact that Brian Jones was, until … Continue Reading →


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Whose baby? Credit where credit is due

Today, the Sunday Times runs a story claiming that the famous Stones lips logo, traditionally suggested by Mick Jagger to design student John Pasche, was actually inspired by a painting commissioned by … Continue Reading →


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Ealing: the Cradle of British Rock

Just heard that ITN London are running a short slot on the Ealing Club at 6.20 tonight; hence it’s a good opportunity for some memories of the club from a … Continue Reading →


Bou Jeloud

The Master Musicians of Joujouka

To complement my story of the music in Morocco running in the Independent this weekend, here’s a brief collection of images from my trip to Joujouka. Joujouka, or Jajouka, as it’s often … Continue Reading →


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The Jemaa el-Fnaa

To complement my story of the music in Morocco running in the Independent this weekend, here’s a brief collection of images from my trip to Marrakesh. I’ve visited the city just … Continue Reading →


Satisfaction

Keef, Martha Reeves… and Popeye

“I only remember what I want to remember” is a quote by a central character in Sympathy for the Devil; but it might as well refer to everyone. Human memory … Continue Reading →


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38 Priory Street and all that

38, Priory Street is a celebrated address in Cheltenham lore, the site of a basement club run by the doughty Mrs Filby, with her daughters Jane and Ann. This elegant, … Continue Reading →


Paul and Talitha

The Beautiful and the Damned: Gnawa and the Gettys, Marrakesh

This is a sad, symbolic part of the Brian Jones story which features two other doomed icons of the ’60s jet set, Paul and Talitha Getty, of whom Yves Saint-Laurent … Continue Reading →