Dad showed us where the long dining table had been and where on a big dinner night he crept down the stairs, snuck under the table and peed on the legs and boots of each of the German visiting officers. Tommy subsequently received a thrashing, which wasn’t the first time. He was a gregarious child and always getting into trouble.
He arrived in England with a bang when, only in his mid-twenties, he opened The Scene Club in Great Windmill Street in London. The Who and The Rolling Stones played there and it had a reputation as a place for the developing Mod scene.
It felt a bit like we were interrupting something private as we filed in and saw this curious classical looking figure cross-legged on the wooden floor, already free-associating and answering questions, while we went to look over his shoulder and marvelled at his notebooks, the intricacy, care and detail he took in producing the notes and illustrations around his photographic images.
‘Brian Jones: Butterfly in The Park’, the recently released limited edition photo book featuring Michael Cooper’s remarkable photography.
We have an interview with Adam Cooper, Michael’s son. The book includes text contributions from Donovan and his wife Linda Leitch (Brian’s ex-partner), Julian Leitch (Brian’s son with Linda) and Joolz Jones, Brian’s grandson, a talented musician and songwriter in his own right.
Jon Green – songwriter and producer with Universal Music. He has written and produced for Linkin Park, Paloma Faith, Kylie Minogue, James Bay, Lola Lennox and recently scored his first Country Music No.1 hit. Jon splits his time between the UK and Nashville. He talks about getting sent to meet artists and breaks down the often time-limited songwriting and development process.