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Biographic - Sunday July 26, 2020 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Biographic - Sunday July 26, 2020 Comic Strip
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This summer marks 51 years since Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in the garden of his english home, launching a mystery that continues to swirl to this day. A recently released documentary by spanish filmmaker Danny Garcia is the latest in a long line of investigations into the death of the founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones. Within a few months of forming in 1962, the lineup of The Rolling Stones had settled as Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. 19-year-old manager Andrew Loog Oldham, a former PR man for The Beatles, promoted them as long-haired delinquents, loutish counterparts to the lovable mop-top Beatles. By the mid-'60s "The Stones" were one of the biggest- and baddest- bands in the world, thanks to a string of smash-hit singles and a seemingly limitless ability to create scandal and outrage! By then, Jagger and Richards had emerged as the dominant forces in the band, and Jones was increasingly marginalized. As his substance abuse problems grew his influence and musical contributions wanted, and Jones became alienated from his bandmates. When they learned that his legal woes meant he couldn't get a work visa to tour the states, he was fired from the group (though he was allowed to portray it as his decision to the public). Three weeks later, the 27-year-old was found dead in the swimming pool of his sussex home. The coroner's report deemed the drowning "Death By Misadventure" However, rumors of foul play soon began to circulate and, to this day continue to fuel media speculation.