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 →

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Houdini in Islington

I’ll be giving a talk about Lazarus and David Bowie’s Houdini Magic this Wednesday, 27 January at Waterstone’s, in one of their best locations, Islington Green, 7.30 (I remember that this … Continue Reading →


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 →


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.


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.


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 →


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 →