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Keith Richards' Car Sells For $1.2 Million


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The Rolling Stones wildman bought the S3 Continental Flying Spur, which he named Blue Lena, in 1965 as the band's career took off.

The car, sold by the guitarist in 1978, was auctioned by Bonhams for more than its pre-auction estimate of $920,000 (£600,000) at the Goodwood Revival weekend in West Sussex, England, on Saturday (12Sep15).

In 1967, Richards took the car across Europe to Morocco with fellow Stones star Brian Jones, Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg, and model Barbara Dixon.

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Greg Kihn's New Book Revisits Brian Jones Death


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Painted Black is the latest study of the guitarist's swimming pool demise in 1969, which has thrilled conspiracy theorists for decades.

Kihn's book uses real people and events and introduces the fictional character Bobby Dingle, who made his debut in the author's last book Rubber Soul - and saved the Beatles from an assassination attempt in the Philippines.

Painted Black is available to order now through Kihn's website.

Brian Jones' Death Revisited By Author Terry Rawlings


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British author Terry Rawlings has revisited the death of Rolling Stones star Brian Jones for an updated version of his acclaimed 1994 book Brian Jones: Who Killed Christopher Robin?.

Rawlings insisted the Stones co-founder was murdered 20 years ago, and now he's offering up new evidence he has uncovered since the original book's release to further prove his claims.

The updated edition features an interview with former Rolling Stones road manager Tom Keylock, in which he reveals a contractor who had fallen out with the rock star confessed to killing Jones.

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Rolling Stones' Former Manager Dies


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The Rolling Stones' former manager Prince Rupert Loewenstein has died.

The music industry veteran, who is credited for turning the fortune of the group from near bankruptcy to billions when he started working for them in the 1960s, passed away on May 20 after suffering a long illness, according to Independent.co.uk.

Prince, dubbed ''the human calculator'', managed the band - made up of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, along with former members Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor - for four decades, before they parted on amicable terms in 2007.

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Charlie Is My Darling - Clips


The Rolling Stones may not have released an album for eight years, but they are showing no signs of letting up on doing what they do best as they gear up to perform at Glastonbury Music Festival on June 29th 2013 as part of their '50 and Counting Tour'. In celebration of 50 years together, they are releasing a concert and behind-the-scenes footage movie entitled 'Charlie Is My Darling' which was filmed on their two day tour of Ireland in 1965, only weeks after they became a worldwide sensation with their hit single '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'. Watch the revered youngsters being interviewed about life as the biggest rock band in the world and perform some of their most loved hits to an audience of thousands.

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Brian Jones' Death Didn't Surprise Rolling Stones


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Charlie Watts says Brian Jones' death ''wasn't unexpected''.

The musician died in 1969 after he drowned in his swimming pool, but The Rolling Stones drummer admitted his former band-mate's passing wasn't a real ''shock''.

He told The Guardian newspaper: ''Shock? Brian dying? No. It was very sad but it wasn't unexpected. We'd carried him for a few tours and he was quite ill.''

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Overpriced? Fans Snap Up Rolling Stones' Hyde Park Tickets In 3 Minutes


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Tickets for The Rolling Stones' concert at Hyde Park this summer has sold out in just three minutes. According to The Telegraph, 65,000 tickets for show - part of Hyde Park's British Summer Times gigs - were completely sold out by 9.03am on Friday morning (April 5, 2013).

The Stones will play in London just days after they headline the Saturday night of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26. It's 44 years after the legendary rockers last played at Hyde Park in 1969, just two days after guitarist Brian Jones was found dead at his home in Hartford, East Sussex. As ever, the band were accused of exploiting fans with overpriced tickets and the cheapest for the Hyde Park show were £95.00. Many were priced at £299 while ticket marketplace Viagogo has already begun selling tickets for £1,097 each. A place in the coveted "Diamond Circle" area will cost you around 2,500.

"It seems like yesterday," guitarist Keith Richards told the BBC of the last time his group played Hyde Park, "It's going to be a great summer, man.All the gigs we haven't done or wanted to redo are popping up." At the original gig, Mick Jagger famously wore a white dress on stage and read a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem dedicated to Jones. Thousands of butterflies were released into the air. 

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The Rolling Stones 'Slightly Cheating' With Anniversary Celebrations


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Sir Mick Jagger feels The Rolling Stones are ''slightly cheating'' with their 50th anniversary.

The 'Brown Sugar' singer gathered with present bandmates Keith Richards, Ronnie Woods and Charlie Watts for photos outside London's Marquee Club yesterday (11.07.12), in order to mark 50 years to the day since the group's first live performance, but acknowledged they are now a very different band.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''It is quite amazing, but it was so long ago. Some of us are still here, but it's a very different group than the one that played 50 years ago.

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Keith Richards Sticks To Gutter


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Keith Richards always keeps "one foot in the gutter".

The legendary The Rolling Stones guitarist has always been determined to remain grounded despite his riches and superstardom, and thinks his entire career would be over if he ever got a big head.

He said: "I do think it's kind of necessary to keep one foot in the gutter. Because I never trusted the Pavement.

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Amy Winehouse Joins The 27 Club


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Amy Winehouse has become the latest high profile musician to join the infamous 27club. Winehouse was reportedly found dead at a flat in Camden (London) by police after a call was made to emergency services earlier today (23Jul11).

The 27 club is the name given to a group of influential music artists who have all died at the tender age of 27. The club initially started after Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, the pioneering JIMI HENDRICKS and singer songwriter Janis Joplin all died at the age of 27 during 1969 and 1970. The Doors singer Jim Morrison joined the club a year later after suffering from heart failure whilst living in Paris.

Other members of the club include Echo And The Bunnymen drummer PETE DE FREITAS, Manic Street Preachers guitarist RICHEY JAMES EDWARDS and most notably the Nirvana frontman KURT COBAIN who shot himself in April 1994.

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