Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones, died in a mysterious swimming pool accident in 1969. Four years earli er, Fitzgerald, a starry-eyed 17-year- old and a Guinness family heiras the reader is frequently remindedmet Jones. His reminiscences document the Stones' inner tensions, which were fu eled by the competition between Jones and Mick Jagger, who is pictured as the villain of the piece. Jones, by contrast, is portrayed as sensitive, creative, and unappreciated, while his notorious abuse of women and drugs is glossed over. Much of the narrative is more gossipy than revealing, although the ac counts of the Stones' performances are first-rate. Jones's demise, on the heels of his ouster from the band, provides Fitzgerald an opportunity to hint darkly at a murder conspiracy that seems far fetched at this late date. A more satisfy ing and comprehensive treatment is Mandy Aftel's Death of a Rolling Stone ( LJ 9/1/82). Paul G. Feehan, Univ. of Miami Lib., Coral Gables
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