9th July

Court Case: Bill attended the High Court Of Justice, London. He was granted a decree nisi from his wife Diane and given full custody of his son Stephen with access for Diane.
Anna Wohlin flew London to Stockholm, Sweden.
Marianne took a drug overdose at the Chevron Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia, and was taken into intensive care at St.Vincent's Hospital in a coma (until 13th July 1969).

7th July

Mick, Marianne and Alan Dunn flew on to Sydney, Australia to start filming Ned Kelly.
Anna Wohlin left Bill and Astrid, who had been sheltering her from the media since Brian’s death, and visited Cotchford Farm.
Inquest into Brian's death. Coroner’s verdict was Misadventure.

6th July

Mick, Marianne and Alan Dunn flew to Los Angeles.

5th July

Release of Stones 20th US single - Honky Tonk Women b/w You Can't Always Get What You Want – London 45-LON.910. It got to No.1 in the charts.
Show: Stones Free Concert, Hyde Park, London. Crowd size estimated between 250,000 and 500,000. The concert was filmed by Granada TV.

4th July

Release of Stones' 15th UK single - Honky Tonk Women b/w You Can't Always Get What You Want - Decca F.12952

3rd July

At about 1am Brian died in his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm. Post-mortem reported drowning, drugs and liver degeneration.

17th June

Mick had his first meeting with Prince Rupert Loewenstein.

13th June

Photo session: Stones in Hyde Park, London introducing Mick Taylor to media and announced the Stones would play a free concert in Hyde Park, London on July 5th.

9th June

Mick Taylor replaced Brian in the Stones.

8th June

After the recording session, Mick, Keith and Charlie visited Brian at Cotchford Farm and discussed his future. Brian elected to leave the Stones.


Mick claimed that Detective Sgt. Robin Constable asked for £1,000 to drop the charge of possession of cannabis.

7th June

Keith crashed his car near Chichester. The car was written-off. Keith was unhurt but Anita broke her collar bone and went to St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester.

4th June

Recording session: Stones at Olympic Studios, Barnes and cut Honky Tonk Women.


Brian intimated to the band that he was thinking of leaving to pursue his own career.

29th May

Court Case: Mick and Marianne attended Marlborough Street Magistrate's Court in London and charged with possessing cannabis. Both were remanded on bail.

28th May

Drug Bust: Mick and Marianne arrested at 48 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea and formally charged with possession of cannabis.


Mick chosen for role of Ned Kelly in film to be shot in Australia.


Brian crashed his Triumph motorcycle into a grocery store window near Cotchford Farm, & was admitted to hospital under an alias to avoid publicity.

18th March

Brian admitted to Priory Nursing Home, Richmond (stayed until 20th March 1969).


Stones took possession of their mobile recording studio.


Rolling Stones Magazine (US) formed. Mick briefly involved.

10th December

Filming of The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus at the Intertel Studios, Stonebridge Park, London – and the following day.

9th December

Stones rehearsal for The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus at the Londonderry House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

7th December

Release of Stones' 12th US album - Beggars Banquet – London PS.539. Got to No.5 in the charts.

6th December

Release of Stones' 8th UK album - Beggars Banquet – Decca SKL.4955. Got to No.3 in the charts.

5th December

Stones (minus Keith) attended the Beggars Banquet Press Reception at the Gore Hotel, 190 Queensgate, London.

21st November

Brian completed purchase of Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, Sussex.

26th September

Court Case: Brian attended The Inner Sessions, Marylebone Street Magistrates' Court, London and was charged with possessing cannabis. He was found guilty and fined.

18th September

Counsel for Defence at Old Bailey said Stones look like 'gorillas'.


Mick began shooting the film Performance in London. Anita Pallenberg was chosen to star alongside Mick.