About Pat Andrews, mother of Brian Jones’ second child Julian
A Cheltenham girlfriend of Brian’s who, in October 1961, at the age of 16, gave birth to Brian’s second child. Brian sold his records to buy her flowers in the hospital). During Pat’s pregnancy, she and Brian lived at her sister’s home, but soon Brian moved to London. On Easter Sunday, 1962, Pat and Brian’s new son (Julian Mark Andrews, named after the great jazz musician Julian “Cannonball” Adderley) joined him in London, where she worked in a laundry, while Brian wandered from job to job. Pat and Brian’s relationship ended when, rumor had it, Mick began a brief affair with Ms. Andrews after trying to seduce her at the Edith Grove flat the boys shared at the time.
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From Gloucestershirelive (2017):
The ex-girlfriend of rock legend Brian Jones, who was found dead in a swimming pool in 1969, believes he was the victim of a money-motivated murder.
Brian, from Cheltenham, is remembered as the man who formed The Rolling Stones and Home Office records about his death were sealed for 40 years.
Investigator Geoffrey Giuliano claims this is because Princess Margaret may have been at Cotchford Farm where Brian drowned, although he does not link her to the death.
He claims he met a guy who purported to be “one of the actual murderers”, adding: “It was done by committee – several people held him under the water.”
Pat Andrews, Brian’s girlfriend at the beginning of The Rolling Stones, met him in at the Aztec coffee bar in Cheltenham’s Bath Road. She struggles to pinpoint the date but remembers it as “the year Buddy Holly died”.
Eras are marked by the famous people lost and, in a dark irony, Brian would become the earliest recognised member of the 27 Club a decade later.
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison joined him before Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse in more recent years.
Pat, now 70, says the alleged murder could have been motivated by money.
Mr Giuliano, who was commissioned by Sir Richard Branson to write Paint it Black: The Murder of Brian Jones , claims the band’s deceased chauffeur Tom Keylock “stood at the edge of the pool calling the shots while his thugs held Brian under.”
He added: “As a doctor told me, homicidal drowning is an ingenious way of killing somebody because if you hold their arms and legs there won’t be a sign of struggle.”
Pat said: “If they said Brian had been hit by a car or fallen down the stairs it’d be easier to understand but when they said he had drowned I thought “That can’t be right”.
“You don’t become a lifeguard at the lido unless you are able to swim. All the time I knew Brian I never knew him to have asthma but they said his inhaler was found by the side of the pool, which was so tiny even an inexperienced swimmer could get out.”
Brian the outsider travelled separately from the band and demanded extra pay. When the song writing relationship of Jagger and Richards blossomed he became alienated, further slipping into a spiral of drug taking until his death.
But Pat says rumours about Brian’s excessive drug taking are “no more than Chinese whispers”, adding: “I would say 80 per cent of the bad publicity Brian got was wrong.
“I feel like the band has tried to faze Brian out.
“They know it was his band, he started it and without him Mick would have gone on from London School of Economics to become one of those dreaded bankers that we all hate.”
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