Born in Liverpool in 1942, Graham Ride describes himself as an
autodidactic polymath or, as his late father put it, a jack of all trades and
a master of none. He studied building and architecture in Liverpool and
Cheltenham where he met and shared some of his life with Brian Jones
before the Rolling Stones were a glint in the eye.
In his business life he worked in architecture for twenty years before
turning to running his own businesses in computer aided design and
software programming. During this time he has erratically pursued his love
of electronic music, poetry and writing. In 2002 he fulfilled some of this
latent side by completing and publishing his memoir; 'Foundation Stone -
The Influences and Shaping of Brian Jones - The Founder of the Rolling
Stones'. More writing is in the pipeline and due to squeeze its way out
pseudonymously in 2014.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything. Some of the letters I have received over the years for writing my memoir of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones have been so kind and supportive that they in themselves made the writing worthwhile.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. It was a short story which I still possess and it has never been published. On reflection, it could form the first chapter of a novel. Maybe I should take a look at it one day.
This E-book covers just the chapters of the paperback, 'Foundation Stone - The Influences & Shaping of Brian Jones - Founder of the Rolling Stones' which are devoted to various LPs and blues which Brian Jones and the author played and which influenced Brian and hence the Rolling Stones when he founded them. It describes the music which drove Brian Jones and led to the sound of the early Stones.