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Brian Jones

Founder of the Rolling Stones
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Net worth 2018: $400,000
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Cheltenham
Country: British
BirthDay: 28 February 1942
Sigh: Pisces
Died On: July 3, 1969
BIOGRAPHY

Brian Jones was bornon 28 February 1942 in Cheltenham, British, is Founder of the Rolling Stones. Brian Jones was an English musician who co-founded the band the Rolling Stones along with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, and was considered the band’s leader during its initial years. The band members, with their longish hair and unconventional look became the epitome of the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s, and were at the forefront of the phenomenon known as the British Invasion of the United States. Born to music loving parents in Gloucestershire, Jones was exposed to music from an early age. Inspired by Cannonball Adderley's music, he was drawn to jazz and acquired a saxophone as a teenager. A highly intelligent boy, he performed well at school even though he disliked the discipline and conformance. He dropped out of school and lived a bohemian life for a few years, travelling and performing on streets. During this time he also fathered several children with different women. Over a period of time he managed to establish himself as a popular blues musician and proceeded to form the band Rolling Stones which achieved great international popularity. Though talented, Jones was heavily addicted to drugs and alcohol which ultimately brought about his removal from the band he had founded and led to his untimely death at the age of 27.

TIMELINE
1969

He was found motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool at his home on the night of 2–3 July 1969

1965

The band released several other albums in quick succession: ‘Out of Our Heads’ (1965), ‘December's Children’ (1965), ‘Aftermath’ (1966), ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ (1967), and ‘Beggars Banquet’ (1968)

1964

The band released their first album ‘The Rolling Stones’ in 1964 which became one of the year’s biggest sellers in the UK, staying at No

1962

In May 1962, he placed an advertisement in ‘Jazz News’ inviting musicians to audition for a new R&B group

1959

In 1959, his girlfriend became pregnant and a scandal erupted in his community

1942

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born on 28 February 1942 in Gloucestershire, England into a middle-class family

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