BLOWN AWAY: THE ROLLING STONES AND THE DEATH OF THE SIXTIES
by A.E. Hotchner
Simon & Schuster
349 pages; $21.95
, "Drowned and wasted" is the way the singer and writer Marianne Faithfull thought about the death of Brian Jones. He was the seminal Rolling Stone, the guiding spirit of the band as well as its original unifying force, but he was done in: by drugs; by intramural rivalry; by his own musical eccentricity, a sense of rhythm-and-blues purity that kept him from going easily along with the kind of flat-out, bleacher-battering rock that bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were...