Trailer: The Stones and Brian Jones documents doomed member

Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones is the subject of a new documentary, which chronicles his contributions, life and untimely death at 27.

As a founding member of The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones was fundamental in developing the sound of one of the greatest bands in rock history through less than a decade of their run. In 1969, Jones was found in his swimming pool — the victim of “death by misadventure” — becoming one of the first modern members of the infamous 27 Club. Now, as the Stones surpass their 60th anniversary, a documentary titled The Stones and Brian Jones is looking to give Brian Jones his proper due.

Directed by Nick Broomfield, who documented everyone from Tupac and Biggie to Sarah Palin and Aileen Wuornos, The Stones and Brian Jones looks to be just the sort of strong picture and analysis that we’ve come to expect from the director.

The Stones and Brian Jones’ synopsis, as per Magnolia Pictures: “Featuring revealing interviews with all the main players and unseen archive released for the first time, The Stones and Brian Jones explores the creative musical genius of Jones, key to the success of the band, and uncovers how the founder of what became the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world was left behind in the shadows of history.”

Brian Jones was with The Rolling Stones nearly until his death, having been fired by the band just one month before his death. His last credited album was that same year’s Let It Bleed, although his contributions are minimal. Still, his work cannot be denied and Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member.

In addition to his most prominent work with The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones was also featured in songs by Marianne Faithfull, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, another music legend who died at 27.

On the project, director Broomfield said, “The Rolling Stones were a major influence in my formative years. Brian and Mick were heroes of the day, their rebellion and breaking of the rules were a great inspiration to us. Making this film was an opportunity for me to look at that formative growing up time until the shock of Brian’s death in 1969, the darkest moment in the history of The Stones, when things changed.”

Considering how long The Rolling Stones have been around, they haven’t lost too many members, with the most recent being drummer Charlie Watts in 2021 at the age of 80. The band has released more than a dozen albums since Brian Jones’ death, with the next arriving this month.

What do you think of the trailer for The Stones and Brian Jones? What is your favorite Rolling Stones song that Jones contributed to? Give hs your pick in the comments section below.

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