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Brian Jones’ death was not a ‘shock’ for Rolling Stones

'It was very sad but it wasn't unexpected. We'd carried him for a few tours and he was quite ill.'

Written by PTI | London | Published: April 7, 2013 1:33:53 pm

English rock band Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts said that the tragic death of his former bandmate Brian Jones was not a “shock”,although the incident was “very sad”.

Founder member of the band,Jones had died in 1969 after he drowned in his swimming pool at the age of 27,reported Contactmusic.

“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.

“We were young,we didn’t know what was wrong with him. I still don’t really. He always suffered from terrible asthma,and he drank heavily on the road and he got into drugs before anyone else in the band,” Watts said.

The music legends were recently announced as Glastonbury Festival headliners this summer,though the 71-year-old drummer has his doubts about the longevity.

“‘Misgivings? Yeah,oh yeah,I always do. It’s a young person’s (game). The thing I find difficult is that 50 per cent of it is image,not my side of it,but it is,and as you get a bit older you think,’Oh God!’,” he added.

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