Brian Jones life was a David vs. Goliath. Young, petite, and naïve, his Goliath was the Rolling Stones money machine. Unlike the Bible, Brian lost his life. This book levels the battlefield by telling what happened to the bands founder.
Written from Brians POV, the Stones rise to stardom is chronicled, ending with British authorities lack to properly investigate the bi-sexual bandleader’s death at 27.Brian recalls being an incest victim, homeless at age 16 and forced into prostitution. Regardless, with extreme talent, sexuality, and imagination he led the band he picked, taught and named to glory. His vision was to bring world music to the Stones catalog; the band declinedcontent to crank out mundane sounds as long as records sold.
After a fight over musical direction Brian left the band planning to start anew and take the Rolling Stones name with him. Three weeks later he drowned in his swimming pool. Brian’s tale of death threats and witness accounts describe what actually happened.
Gloria Shepherd’s Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder leads us into the betrayal filled life of Brian Jones, brilliantly shining light on the truth so many wishes to hide by any means necessary. Brian Jones, the founding member of The Rolling Stones, possessed a real musical talent, unlike anything the world will ever see. His passion for music not only has it inspired, but it continues to inspire a generation through the lasting love of his beautiful soul! Taken long before his time, Brian Jones was betrayed by those closest to him motivated by jealousy and a deep-seated fear of his musical talents. Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd is a truly brave and insightful piece of literature that opened my mind and showed me the depth of deceit and egregious misrepresentation of history’s greatest Rock & Roll legend. I was in awe, stunned by each new truth laid bare before my eyes through Gloria Shepherd’s strong connection to Brian Jones creating a window into the past!
Betrayal was a part of Brian Jones’ life from a young age, but he found solace in his musical genius. Destined for greatness, Brian Jones changed the world and the face of music forever. The road to fame, however, is often paved in treachery and deceit littered with false, self-serving friends and naysayers, some of whom carry the most significant responsibility for his tragic death. By the young age of sixteen, Brian was forced into a life of prostitution, having survived incest and becoming homeless, life became increasingly bleaker. Through all this, he triumphed his circumstances creating a legend that will live on through the ages.
Brian Jones created The Rolling Stones, his boundless imagination, combined with unprecedented talent, and his alluring sexuality lead him to pick, teach, and even name the band resulting in their everlasting stardom. Creative differences led the creator of The Rolling Stones to part ways with his bandmates, taking only his musical genius and the band’s name with him. Less than one month later would begin the labyrinth of lies and cover-ups, starting with a half-attempted investigation while the truth remains under their thumb as his conspirators live the life Brian Jones never had the chance to.
Brian Jones speaks through Gloria Shepherd revealing decades of deceit masking the horrible truth behind his murder. Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd is an astounding work of nonfiction that has truly captured the essence of her connection with Brian Jones. As I anxiously turned the pages, I felt as if Brian was speaking to me, relinquishing his tale of sorrow, greatness, and ultimate demise that will electrify all readers, as it did me! I plunged into a whirlwind when I started reading Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder by, the wonderfully talented author, Gloria Shepherd who has genuinely created a vivid portrayal enhanced by rarely seen photographs of Brian Jones throughout his life.
Gloria Shepherd, not only has she shown that she is a magnificent writer, but that she masterfully crafted work transcends her from author to medium as she retells the beautiful yet tragic life of music’s rarest of talents, that will profoundly impact any audience on a visceral level! Gloria Shepherd is a remarkable author, she spares no expense in detail reconstructing the gritty truth, bringing Brian Jones to life in ethereal detail. I had chills as I submerged myself in the captivating pages of Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder. Gloria Shepherd is an unmatched author with an engaging and bewitching writing style whose work should not be missed!
Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd is a heartfelt piece of literature that will entice any reader! I was enthralled from the beginning, captivated by the provocative narrative Gloria Shepherd has elegantly woven together shedding light on a long kept secret. Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder stands as a true testament to Brian Jones and his unique talent as Gloria Shepherd unravels the tangled web of lies surrounding his murder. I could not tear my eyes away from the exceptional pages of Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder, Gloria Shepherd has created a masterpiece of literature that is as entertaining as it is informative which is something I absolutely love!
It can be difficult at times to find an informative novel that engages us, beloved readers, through until the very end, but Gloria Shepherd has done this and so much more creating an experience that we could never forget. Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd is superior work of nonfiction I wholeheartedly enjoyed. I proudly and without reservation award Brian Jones Straight From The Heart: The Rolling Stones Murder by Gloria Shepherd five stars!
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