Brian Jones


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Original Name Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones
Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death 3 Jul 1969 (aged 27)
Hartfield, Wealden District, East Sussex, England
Burial Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Plot Plot V11393
Memorial ID 1633 View Source

Rock Musician. He was a guitarist and founding member of the seminal and influential English rock band "The Rolling Stones" along with pianist Ian Stewart. Responsible for naming and promoting the group in its early days, he hired Mick Jagger as the group's vocalist, who brought along his childhood friend, guitarist Keith Richards. The original lineup would be completed by bassist Bill Wyman & drummer Charlie Watts. From 1962 to 1969, he learned to play a number of musical instruments, texturing the Rolling Stones' songs with instruments as diverse as marimbas, sitar, dulcimer, and the moog synthesizer. In 1967, he wrote the score to the film "A Degree of Murder," which would be Germany's entry in the Cannes Film Festival that year. By 1968, he was desirous to see the Rolling Stones return to their rhythm and blues roots, and the band's efforts in that direction produced the album "Beggars Banquet." By early 1969, he had become disillusioned with the band, and bitter about the direction that his band had gone. He had also become distrustful of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and had begun withdrawing from recording sessions. In June of 1969, it was announced that Brian had left the band. Jones was replaced by guitarist Mick Taylor. On July 3, 1969, he was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, drowned, at the age of 27. In 1989, Jones was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Rolling Stones.

Bio by: Eric Hemphill


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born 28th february 1942
died 3rd july 1969
at Hartfield, Sussex

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brian Jones (28 Feb 1942–3 Jul 1969), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1633, citing Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .