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Died On This Date (July 2, 2009) Tom Keylock / Rolling Stones Confidant

Posted by themusicsover on July 2, 2010

Tom Keylock
August 9, 1926 – July 2, 2009

With Brian Jones

Tom Keylock was initially the Rolling Stones’ driver during the early years of their career.  Due to his strong loyalty to the band, he quickly moved up through the ranks to more care-taker and confidant of the group.   His duties over the years included acting as body guard, road manager, escort, cook and “fixer.”  He established a personal relationship with the guys, who oftentimes sought his counsel on relationships and such.  When Brian Jones drowned in 1969, it was Keylock that was one of the first on the scene, resulting in unfounded rumors about his possible involvement in the mysterious death.  After leaving the Stones, Keylock started his own chauffeur company, and in the ’80s, he worked as a driver for England’s football team.  He passed away at the age of 82.

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