Brian Jones by Paul Trynka audiobook

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

By Paul Trynka
Read by Steven Crossley

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200012190

  • ISBN: 9798200012183

  • ISBN: 9798200012206

Runtime: 12.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Hollywood Reporter Pick of Top 10 Music Books of 2014

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones—the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band, before his death in 1969 at the infamous age of twenty-seven, was volatile and tragic. Even now the full story of his downfall is still largely untold. Brian Jones is a forensic, thrilling account of Jones’s life, which for the first time details his pioneering achievements and messy unraveling. With more than 120 new interviews, Trynka offers countless new revelations and sets straight the tall tales that have long marred Jones’s legacy. His story is a gripping battle between creativity and ambition, between self-sabotage and betrayal. It’s all here: the girlfriends, the drugs, and some of the greatest music of all time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture. Kirkus
Brian Jones is revisionist history of the best kind—scrupulously researched and cogently argued—and should be unfailingly interesting to any Stones fan.” New York Times
“The first serious, thoroughly reported biography of the ill-fated Stone, with extensive new research into Jones’ privileged but difficult childhood and his transformation by the exotic language and vitality of American blues.” Rolling Stone
“Impeccably researched, it will overturn all you’ve been spoon-fed by ‘the victors.’” Classsic Rock (UK)
“[A] thoughtful, thorough bio based on lots of new interviews that shed light on his neglected life and controversial death.” Hollywood Reporter
“A lively biography…Trynka’s portrait is that of a young man determined to get what he wanted, flaunting conventions and consequences and exhibiting little conscience as he cemented his ambition to become a professional musician…An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture.” Kirkus Reviews
“This in-depth bio paints a vivid picture of fame’s often deleterious effects. Narrator Steven Crossley has all the poise and elegance of the most rarefied Shakespearean actor—which sometimes makes for a bumpy ride when he’s forced to utter gutter language and assume Cockney poses. But the Edwardian tone oddly befits the almost baroque level of pettiness, animosity, and carnal excess.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Trynka

Author Bio: Paul Trynka

Paul Trynka is a former editor of Mojo magazine. He has also been the editorial director of Q magazine, launch editor of The Guitar Magazine, and editor-in-chief of new projects at Emap, a media company that specializes in publishing and television. He is the author of Portrait of the Blues and Denim. He currently lives in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English