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- Posted on May 14th 2012 4:00PM by Jason MacNeil
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According to the Daily Telegraph, Cotchford Farm was put on the market last week for £2 million ($3,220,000 US). The home, located in East Sussex, England, is perhaps best known as the site of Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones' death in July 1969, where he was found in the swimming pool. Prior to Jones owning the property it was the home of author A.A. Milne, who wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh books.
The home consists of six bedrooms and is spread out over three floors. It also still contains the infamous swimming pool as well as colored glass panes Jones installed and a "pink fluorescent light tube" which Jones put into the home. Jones reportedly purchased the home in 1968 for £35,000 ($56,350 US).
And if anybody doubts the home's authenticity in rock history, the owner Alastair Johns has some documentation to prove it. After buying the place in 1970, Johns began receiving bills still addressed to Jones.
"That's how I know that, in nine months, Jones got through 4,000 gallons of oil trying to heat the swimming pool," Johns said.
The pool was refurbished with the original pool tiles sold to fans for £100 ($161 US) a pop. The sale ended up creating £12,000 ($19,320 US) in Johns' pocket.
Johns says Jones' fans continue to visit the property and "are rather nice" compared to the "Winnie-the-Pooh crowd," who believe they can go and visit whenever they like.
Days after Jones' death, the Rolling Stones staged a massive concert in London's Hyde Park, their first show featuring new guitarist Mick Taylor.
Meanwhile, Stones singer Mick Jagger will appear and perform on Saturday Night Live's season finale this week. The musician is getting help from the Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire. Rolling Stone reports that any chance of Keith Richards appearing is next to none.
"I spoke to Mick and he said it's something that he said yes to many months ago, so he's just doing it," Richards says. "He's on his own."