The definitive story of Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones.
Paul Trynka is a respected music writer, known both for his groundbreaking role as editor of MOJO magazine and as author of Starman and Open Up and Bleed, biographies of David Bowie and Iggy Pop which attracted laudatory reviews worldwide. Portrait of the Blues, his collection of oral histories with over 60 blues musicians (a collaboration with photographer Val Wilmer) is regarded as a landmark work. Paul was also editor of the widely respected International Musician magazine, and founding editor of The Guitar Magazine, for which he first interviewed Keith Richards over 20 years ago. Paul lives with his wife, Lucy, and son, Curtis, in Greenwich, London, just down the road from Mick and Keith's old stomping ground of Dartford.
"A great, cautionary tale" -- George Byrne Irish Independent "Thorough and well researched" -- Craig Brown Mail on Sunday "Fascinating... wonderful at evoking that very non-modern age of the 50s and 60s" -- Mark Blake Mojo "Magnificent and controversial ... a monumental book" -- Paul Gleason stereoembersmagazine.com