By Chris Salewicz
Brian Jones, multi-instrumentalist, visionary and the 'golden boy of the '60s', was once, on the age of 27, the 1st rock casualty of his iteration. an odd, a bit impenetrable personality, Brian Jones used to be a founding member and guiding spirit of The Rolling Stones. cherished and misunderstood in equivalent degree, Jones was once might be the main creatively formidable cultural strength of his time, an artist whose dedication to the experimental and unique is still profoundly influential. continuously unconventional, Jones's voracious urge for food for life's extremes resulted in extraordinary debauchery, drug and alcohol fuelled paranoia, and finally own damage.
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