Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) at a London photo-call, January 1967. (Photo by Roger Jackson/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Time was not on his side. (Roger Jackson / Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

By Mark Memmott

Let's not have a 20th nervous breakdown over this news.

While The Mail on Sunday seemed to have some hot stuff when it reported that "police are reviewing the death of Rolling Stone Brian Jones -- 40 years after his body was found at the bottom of a swimming pool," don't go jumpin' to any conclusions just yet, jack.

As the BBC reports:

A spokesman for Sussex police said the force had been handed documents connected with Jones's death, prompting the review.
But he added it was too early to launch a fresh investigation.
He added: "These papers will be examined by Sussex Police, but it is too early to comment at this time as to what the outcome will be."

Even the Mail concedes that all that's happening now is this:

A review officer based at Sussex Police CID headquarters has been assigned to trawl through 600 documents handed over by investigative journalist Scott Jones (no relation to the guitarist), who undertook a four-year probe into the guitarist's death.

Jones, as the AP writes, "was the person who reportedly came up with the band's name." He left the group shortly before his death. Jones was 27. A coroner said Jones was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he drowned at his estate in Sussex.

Scott Jones' papers include details from an interview he did with the woman who discovered Jones' body. She told him of seeing Jones and another man, Frank Thorogood (now deceased), and that they might have been fighting.

Will those who have long believed he may have been murdered ever get satisfaction? It's hard to say. After all, you can't always get what you want.

categories: Culture

2:35 - August 31, 2009