Once Upon a Time in the World

We could crowd into a stadium and have the time of our lives

RIO DE JANEIRO GOES WILD FOR BOB DYLAN AND THE ROLLING STONES

Dylan, Jagger, Keith Richard

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Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you
People call say beware doll, you’re bound to fall
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own

With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

You’ve gone to the finest schools, alright Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
Nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street
And now you’re gonna have to get used to it
You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He’s not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to make a deal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

You never turned around to see the frowns
On the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain’t no good
You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discovered that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
After he took from you everything he could steal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

Princess on a steeple and all the pretty people
They’re all drinking, thinking that they’ve got it made
Exchanging all precious gifts
But you better take your diamond ring, you better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him, he calls you, you can’t refuse
When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You’re invisible now, you’ve got no secrets to conceal

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

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Rolling Stones death still a mystery

Brian Jones death mystery

Did someone help Brian Jones become a member of the 27 Club?

The co-founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones died more than 50 years ago, but the question still haunts many rock fans — Did he accidentally drown in his backyard pool or did someone help him become a member of the 27 Club.

Brian Jones died on July 3, 1969, at the age of 27, joining (most famously) Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, and others. 

Jim Morrison also died on July 3rd.

ROCK STARS

Jones’ body was found to contain high levels of drugs and alcohol and the coroner ruled the case “death by misadventure.”  But the guitarist’s Swedish girlfriend, Anna Wohlin, claims he died after a fight with his bodyguard Frank Thorogood who Jones had reportedly fired earlier that day. She said the truth was covered up to protect the band’s image.

Thorogood was also accused by two rock writers of killing Jones by holding his head under water in the pool. The writers documented their findings in “Paint It Black: The Murder Of Brian Jones” by Geoffrey Giuliano, and “Who Killed Christopher Robin?” by Terry Rawlings. The title of the latter refers to Jones’ house which was formerly owned by “Winnie the Pooh” creator A.A. Milne.

Brian Jones death mystery
Anna Wohlin and Frank Thorogood

Thorogood, a builder who was doing some work on Jones’ house, allegedly killed the musician in a fight over money — Thorogood had been paid £18,000 for the work but wanted another £6,000. The killing was covered up by senior police officers when they discovered how badly local police had botched the investigation.

Thorogood, who died in 1993, reportedly confessed on his death bed to the band’s former chauffeur and “fixer” Tom Keylock, a World War II paratrooper.

SUSPECT IN DEATH
Tom Keylock and Brian Jones

More recently, when police reopened the case ten years ago, Keylock himself became a suspect, if not in the killing itself then covering up the crime. Keylock often referred to Jones as a “pain in the arse.” But there was still no hard evidence linking either Thorogood or Keylock to Jones’ death and the case was again shelved.

Keylock was never formally interviewed by the police. He died in London in 2009 at the age of 82 — the last living player in the half-century mystery. We will never know what happened that night in the pool in East Sussex.

Brian Jones death mystery


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