“Out of Time” explores the life of Brian Jones, the founder of The Rolling Stones. We first encounter Brian, barely out of his teens, as he auditions Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the seedy back streets of Soho in the summer of 1962. We follow their progress as they play their first London concerts and obtain a recording contract. As the Stones hit the top of the charts the first cracks begin to appear in the relationship between Jones, Jagger and Richards. “Out of Time” exposes the ruthless internal dynamics and sexual competition within the group, leaving Brian very much on the outside looking in.
“Out of Time” challenges the traditionally held view that Brian Jones was simply a victim of the excesses of the Sixties and that he just couldn’t cope with his fame and fortune. It examines his difficult childhood in post war Cheltenham and exposes his inability to establish a fulfilling relationship with any of the women in his life.
George Harrison put it simply when he said that “there was nothing the matter with him that a little extra love wouldn’t have cured. I don’t think he had enough love and understanding.”