A rebel is made: Brian Jones and the Protherough Affair

  Readers of Sympathy for the Devil might well remember the incident that marks the dawn of Brian Jones’s rebel status: namely, the “Protherough Affair.” This was a dispute between … Continue Reading →


Brian auf Deutsch

There are several translations of Brian Jones: Sympathy for the Devil imminent. I was pleased to take delivery this morning of the German version; published by Hannibal Verlage.


Brian in Brooklyn: 27 November

I’m very excited to announce my first US in-store for the US paperback, at that celebrated store, Book Court in Brooklyn. I’ll be there at 7, giving a reading – … Continue Reading →


The Last Time: Brian Jones’s last-known photo with the Rolling Stones

I’m happy that I was able to print what is almost certainly the last-known photo of Brian Jones in the studio with the Rolling Stones in the paperback of the … Continue Reading →


Good morning, America! Upcoming interviews

In the week that Brian Jones: The Making of the Stones hits US book-stores, here’s a run down of upcoming radio interviews. Please listen out and, where you can, call … Continue Reading →


Chelsea Girl: the domestic routine of Brian and Zouzou

There are two omissions in what you’ve probably read about Brian Jones. One is about his status as a musical visionary. Secondly, is that he was a charming person – … Continue Reading →


Brian in the USA

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones, the US version of my Brian Jones book, is published in paperback next week, 3 November. Listen out on your local radio … Continue Reading →


“I only remember what I want to remember”

Andrew Oldham is a fascinating figure in the Stones story – possibly even as fascinating as he reckons himself, for right from the moment he teamed up with the band, … Continue Reading →


Peacock Tales

Here’s a snippet from an intriguing, stimulating interview that wasn’t that heavily featured in Sympathy For The Devil – but gives an insightful view of how Brian Jones was regarded … Continue Reading →

Bou Jeloud's cave

Guitarists, Gods and Goats: some Brian places and people

Over the last few days I’ve featured a selection of Q&As; today, I was about to add an intriguing interview with Nigel Waymouth, who gives great insight into Brian’s dandy … Continue Reading →