Patrick Boudet

Patrick Boudet – La vie de Brian Jones AKA The Short Life of Brian Jones (2021)

He was the first (blond) fallen angel of rock. By disappearing at the age of 27, drowned in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969, Brian Jones inaugurated the macabre list of rock’s shooting stars: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, all decimated at the same age by a too toxic lifestyle. Mounted very early in London, one of the first “slide guitar” players recruits beginners named Mick Jagger, Keith Richards or Charlie Watts, chooses the name “Rolling Stones”, defines the garage sound and blues, and inspires the bad boy side of the band. But endowed with a shy, insecure temperament, Brian Jones is gradually crushed by the creative power of the Jagger/Richards duo. Read More »