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Rolling Stone Cold Case

brianjonesYeah--I guess I'm interested in whether or not Michael Jackson was murdered. But I find this much more intriguing. Was Brian Jones murdered? When the former lead guitarist and founder of the Rolling Stones was found dead, floating in his swimming pool in 1969, there was speculation that it was no accident. And it the 40 years since it happened, the theories have continued to grow. That's not all that unusual. But what happened today is kind of different. Police in the United Kingdom have received more than 600 documents related to his death from an investigative journalist, and his death is now officially under review. So if Brian Jones was murdered, what was the motive, and who did it? Books written about the case have variously alleged that he was killed in a vicious argument with a builder who was remodeling his estate, that the Rolling Stones had him killed (by people who worked for the builder), and there's even  a book that suggests Mick Jagger was at Jones' estate that night and he murdered Brian. I guess I don't know enough about the case to have an opinion on that, but I do know he was an extremely talented musician and rock innovator. Not only did he play lead and slide guitar, Brian also played sitar on songs including "Paint it Black" and "Street Fighting Man" (way before George Harrison got hooked on the instrument), marimba on "Under My Thumb," and played a lot of other instruments on Stones songs..including Appalachian dulcimer, mellotron, accordion, harpsichord, autoharp, saxophone and oboe. (Wow!) Gee, I wonder how much time Entertainment Tonight will spend covering this story. Click here to see a story about the re-opened investigation. Here's a link to some of the Brian Jones murder conspiracy theories.

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