Brian Jones is about to come back into the spotlight.
More than 50 years after his death, he's the subject of Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones. The documentary is directed by Danny Garcia, whose film Sad Vacation probed the tragic final days of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.
It will screen from late January through early April in several major cities, beginning January 30th at the Anthology Film Archives in New York.
Again tackling a troubled and doomed subject, Garcia looks into the many theories surrounding Jones's death -- uncovering compelling evidence that it was covered up at a high level.
Though Jones never fronted the band and took a backseat to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as a writer, he gets credit for founding the Stones. Not only did he name them, his 1962 ad in London'sJazz Newsled to the auditions that eventually firmed their lineup. His influence faded after Andrew Oldham became the Stones' manager. Declining during the spring of 1969, he recorded only sporadically and was fired and replaced by Mick Taylor in June -- a month before he was found dead at the bottom of his backyard swimming pool.