Brian Jones, the legend and icon, is familiar to generations of rock fans, but the reality of his life has always remaned mysterious. Granted godlike status alongside giants like Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, Jones was more than the Stones' ill-fated pretty boy. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the swingin' sixties, Alan Clayson's biography reveals an extremely talented musician and a surprisingly driven man whose creative energies propelled him to fame even as they prepared him for an early drink and drug-feuelled demise. Clayson interviewed many of Jones's family and contemporaries for this in-depth portrait. Clayson examines the many spheres of Brian Jones' life, from assessing his contributions in the crucial early years of The Rolling Stones to the rumors that Jones was murdered by a bodyguard.
The untold life and mysterious death of a rock legend
Author: Laura Jackson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this definitive biography of Brian Jones, Laura Jackson - the first to insist that Jones was murdered and the first to identify his killer - rejects the stereotype of a narcissistic rock star who was doomed to self-destruct. Instead, she spoke to the people who knew him best: his family and friends, girlfriends and confidantes, the musicians and friends who lived and worked with him right up until his death in 1969. Jones emerges as a man of immense talent, energy and humour, but crippled by insecurities and shyness - a portrayal greatly at odds with the sordid rumours that plagued him throughout his life, which continue to this day. Jackson provides new testimony on the rivalries within the Rolling Stones and the bitter final split, together with telling details from the pathology and coroner's reports, to tell the story behind the headlines and get to the heart of the mysterious death of Brian Jones.
This book details the silent cry of a father s struggle, who tried to obtain justice in a woman s world. She did not want Brian to see or establish a relationship with his son. He did not know Brian, and Brian did not know him. She only wanted monetary support. The name Kamon means a peaceful place and was God s answer to Brian s cry to his heavenly Father for his son, and his son crying out for his father s love. As you finish reading this book, ask yourself, who is crying for the children; can anyone hear the cry of the children? Brian hears the cries of the children, who desire to know, if you will, the other half of their 23 chromosomes. Brian Jones is a father and mentor for other children. He has a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, and is currently working on his Masters Degree."
Domitian, Emperor of Rome AD 81-96, has traditionally been portrayed as a tyrant, and his later years on the throne as a `reign of terror'. Brian Jones' biography of the emperor, the first ever in English, offers a more balanced interpretation of the life of Domitian, arguing that his foreign policy was realistic, his economic programme rigorously efficient and his supposed persecution of the early Christians non-existent. Central to an understanding of the emperor's policies, Brian Jones proposes, is his relationship with his court, rather than with the senate. Roamn historians will have to take account of this new biography which in part represents a rehabilitation of Domitian.
Brian Jones, multi-instrumentalist, visionary and the 'golden boy of the '60s', was, at the age of 27, the first rock casualty of his generation. A strange, somewhat impenetrable character, Brian Jones was a founding member and guiding spirit of The Rolling Stones. Adored and misunderstood in equal measure, Jones was perhaps the most creatively ambitious cultural force of his time, an artist whose commitment to the experimental and exotic remains profoundly influential. Always unconventional, Jones's voracious appetite for life's extremes led to unparalleled debauchery, drug and alcohol fuelled paranoia, and ultimately personal ruin. 27: Brian Jones is the third in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Jimi Hendrix, 27: Jim Morrison and 27: Kurt Cobain.
Does hell matter? Pastor Brian Jones wants readers to know the truth. Jones believes that the reason most Christians don’t tell their friends about Jesus has nothing to do with not knowing how—it’s because they don’t think they need to. As Jones writes, the first four years he was a pastor, he didn’t believe in hell himself. Today, he shares his story of discovering the truth that hell exists—and why many Christians are afraid to believe in it. Hell Is Real motivates Christians who have grown complacent in their view of hell. Drawing on the teachings of Jesus, Jones leads readers into a head-on collision with apocalyptic urgency—the all-consuming, inspiring conviction that will overcome readers when they realize that hell is real and they can help save people from going there.
This book will be essential reading for anyone involved in the management of blocks of flats, or considering acquiring the management of their block. Written by a lawyer well versed in leasehold law, the book's aim is to give a practical guide to a wide variety of management issues, concentrating especially on the pitfalls presented by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 and how they may be avoided or overcome.
This textbook provides an overview of the origin and preservation of carbonate sedimentary rocks. The focus is on limestones and dolostones and the sediments from which they are derived. The approach is general and universal and draws heavily on fundamental discoveries, arresting interpretations, and keystone syntheses that have been developed over the last five decades. The book is designed as a teaching tool for upper level undergraduate classes, a fundamental reference for graduate and research students, and a scholarly source of information for practicing professionals whose expertise lies outside this specialty. The approach is rigorous, with every chapter being designed as a separate lecture on a specific topic that is encased within a larger scheme. The text is profusely illustrated with all colour diagrams and images of rocks, subsurface cores, thin sections, modern sediments, and underwater seascapes. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/james/carbonaterocks
The Secret Story of My Love Affair with the Murdered Rolling Stone
Author: Anna Wohlin,Christine Lindsjöö
Publisher: Blake Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Brian Jones has been hailed as one of the truly influential pioneers of modern music. As a founder of the Rolling Stones, Brian's music style and personality made him a star. But his arrest on drugs charges in 1967 sent him into a drink-and-drugs fuelled depression and his life slipped out of control. It was then that he met Anna Wohlin. He pursued her relentlessly, and they fell in love. How could they have guessed that a trivial domestic dispute would result in the most puzzling death in rock 'n' roll history? Anna was a witness on that tragic summer evening. In this book, she breaks her silence to tell the truth about July 3, 1969—the night Brian Jones was killed.
"Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty I'm free at Last." In the midst of committing suicide at age forty-four, my mind paraphrased those famous words, spoken long ago by Martin Luther King, Jr. I've intentionally used the phrase, "committed suicide," as opposed to attempted suicide because I actually succeeded. Both EMT's and hospital doctors declared me dead, twice, and I vividly remember "Seeing the Light." That Light was definitely coming from the Heavens, since it appeared in the distinct shape of a cross—not simply a bright light. The Light frightened me. I wanted to escape or back away from it, as it continued to get closer. The final recollection I had was of my eyes fluttering, then slowly opening, and the ability to see returning. The Light then evaporated. The feeling that remained was of God's being angry with me for trying to take my life, and making that final decision my own, and not His. * * * * * For those of you who've never wondered why God chose to put you on this Earth, you are lucky. From a toddler I knew I wasn't among the lucky ones. I'd wanted to die since a toddler, born to parents who never wanted a child. To them, I was an inconvenience and an object that continued to get in the way of the lives they actually wanted to live. In order to make me pay for being alive, they chose to abuse me in every imaginable—and some unimaginable—ways. Life didn't improve over the years, or even decades, and I continually questioned what I'd ever done to God to allow life to treat me the way it was. I asked Him to please send a message, anything, that could explain what I'd done. I seemed to be doing nothing more than taking up unnecessary space on the planet. His answer came in a way I never imagined, and the answer was truly a miracle. Priests, therapists, and psychologists have time and again said, "Consider writing your life' story. You've attempted suicide twice, maybe more, but your body won't allow you to die, no matter how hard you try. The reason has to be that God wants you to accomplish a goal—not yet apparent to any of us. But when the time is ready, He'll let you know. "We believe with God's intervention and by telling your story, you'll help many people who think their lives can't get any better. Don't give up yet, since much is expected of you." Despite their pleas, I remained hesitant to reveal my life for the world to see, knowing that by doing so I'd only be opening myself to more questions and unwarranted criticism. By all accounts, I should have died almost thirty years ago, and know that it's only because of God's will that I'm still alive. Priests have given me the Last Rites twice, and both time I've come back from the dead. In light of those facts, I've reconsidered my decision about writing my story. My autobiography is based upon religious principals, in which I believe all people are placed upon the Earth to accomplish a particular goal that God has in mind for us. That goal won't become apparent until He is ready to reveal it to us. No matter how difficult or dangerous our life may be, or have been, we are to then decide whether we want to follow the path fate has put before us. Hopefully, my experiences will let you see your lives as they truly are and can be, and enable you to notice the humorous side that often comes out of much sadness. Not wanting to sound too serious, I must add that I have so many things for which to be proud and thankful, as you most likely also do—if given proper reflection. And, after much contemplation, I've seen how my story has followed over several decades of preordained destiny.
During the Beat Generation, Morocco saw a flourishing of arts, political change, and visits by distinguished guests from the West. Encounters between the aspects of the mystical/sacred traditions of Morocco’s mixing cultures and emissaries from the West, many who indulged in the newly-opened freedoms and sacred traditions, led variously to works of genius, momentous cross- cultural encounters, and personal fame and ruin. Events of these historical loci – the international zone of Tangier, the musical and healing hills of Joujouka, the turbulent south – have been recorded to some renown by the artistic ambassadors who made of them homes or sites of pilgrimage. Robert Palmer, Jean Genet, Brion Gysin, Paul Bowles, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs – to name a few – have produced works either explicitly or implicitly informed by the energetic field created from the political, artistic, and perhaps mystical upheaval that churned in Morocco from the late 1950’s through the late ‘70s. From Bowles, whose haunting prose captures the dark and magical atmosphere through his novels, to Gysin, whose multi-faceted artistic career bears distinctly Berber and Sufi roots, there is record enough to plunge the Western psyche into deep curiosity about the era. Pilgrims continue to trace the steps of their icons, whose genius is in some ways remains identified with the mystery of Morocco.
This ebook describes three circular walks within the city of Malaga, linking all the main historical and cultural features of this popular destination, ensuring that nothing of interest will be missed. In Part Two the book tells something of the fascinating history of the city and its leading figures.
This biography of Josiah Mason, prompted by the bicentenary of his birth in 1795, covers the philanthropist and pen manufacturer's connections with the city of Birmingham. These include: the establishment of an orphanage, his scientific developments in electroplating, his establishment of the pen-nib trade, charities still active at Birmingham University, and the Josiah Mason Trust.