Re: Brian Jones (1942 - 1969)

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Posted by ridgely on July 03, 1999 at 15:22:00:

In Reply to: Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) posted by Keno on July 03, 1999 at 01:56:46:

: 30 years ago today Brian died. It just dosen't seem possible that it could be that long. I can remember seeing Brian on TV in the sixties playing guitar, sitar and recorder and vibes (to name a few) and thinking how cool he was to play these instruments. But truth is, his life was not cool. His life was too short and filled with problems, but in those 27 short years he made many of us fans smile. But no, life is not cool when it ends so tragically and for no good reason. I know you are at peace now Brian and that is cool. Many of us old Stones fans miss you, too bad the newer Stones fans never got to know you or understand how important you were to the band. You were the soul of the Stones, no question and the Stones did lose something that they never have been able to replace since you died.

I was at the beach at Ocean City,Md with 2 friends,both Stones fans.Some guy came up to us and told us Brian Jones had died.I could not believe it.I remember getting really drunk and spelling Brian`s name out in the sand.He was just so cool,so talented.It still makes you sad to think about it. The first time I saw the Stones,my first ever concert at the DC Colsieum,the band was out in the middle.I was really close,but behindthe stage.Brian would turn around,with that Firebird,and one of those tutleneck sweaters on and give us behind the boys that smile.The 2nd time I saw them he played dulcimer,it just was amazing all the stuff he could play.I wish he could have made more music and I hope he found peace.He sure enriched my life.

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