BowieWentzell

I’ll be free just like that Bluebird

Like countless people across the world, I was shocked by Monday’s morning’s news. David Bowie was a beacon of hope, of possibilities, for me and countless others. My life would not have … Continue Reading →


bc_1

Paint It Black Friday!

Paint it Black Friday! A reminder that I’ll be doing a reading from Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones at Book Court in Brooklyn this Friday, 27 November.


Marilu

Hello, Marilu!

I enjoyed talking to Marilu Henner, perhaps best known from Taxi, about Brian last night! The show is syndicated widely and also available online. Here’s audio of our talk, on … Continue Reading →


UKpaperback

Today’s Paperback: July 16

I was delighted to take delivery of an early copy of the UK Paperback of Sympathy For The Devil, which hits the streets a fortnight today, on July 16.   … Continue Reading →


Luna, San Sebastian and Brian

We were always playing Luna and Galaxie 500 in the MOJO office, perhaps thanks to Jenny Bulley. Anyway, it made my day to get the news that Sympathy For The … Continue Reading →


Clash-of-titans

No wrong answer: but we got the right one

Ultimate Classic Rock ran a survey last week, to establish the most important guitarist of the Stones troika: Brian Jones, Mick Taylor and Ron Wood. Personally, I like Mick Taylor’s … Continue Reading →


Django

Birthday images: Syd Tonge’s, a Hofner Committee and Django Reinhardt

On Brian’s birthday, a little vignette of him at the age of 18, in the summer of 1960, courtesy of Rod, aka Ricky Welch. Rod worked at Syd Tonge’s – the … Continue Reading →


Stu

One more under the bus: Ian Stewart

The Stones story boasts plenty of aggression and nastiness. But there’s humour and decency, too, and most of it is based around Ian Stewart, the co-founder of the Rollin’ Stones. … Continue Reading →


Sullivan

On air: author interviews

I’ve been enjoying a recent run of radio interviews, in both the UK and the US. One of the most extensive was for Jefferson Public Radio, a PBS station in … Continue Reading →


GQstyle

Brian Jones, style icon

We’ve had lots of words here about music, sound, feuding and fighting. Now for something important: fashion! Brian was the archetypal ’60s dandy, people like Michael Rainey, Jeff Dexter and Michael … Continue Reading →