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3rd July 1969, Brian Jones drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol after taking a midnight swim in his pool, aged 27. His body was found at the bottom of the pool by his Swedish girlfriend Anna Wohlin. The coroner’s report stated “Death by misadventure”, and noted his liver and heart were heavily […]

13th June 1934, Born on this day, Uriel Jones, session drummer for Motown Records’ in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Jones played on many Motown classics including ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, by Marvin Gaye, ‘Cloud Nine’ by the Temptations, ‘I Second That Emotion’ by Smokey Robinson & […]

Brian Jones, who was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, made the formal announcement that he was leaving the band on June 8th, 1969. His reason for leaving was that he “no longer see(s) eye to eye (with the group about) the discs we are cutting.” In reality, the band had already fired / […]

26th April 2013, US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair recorded several […]

31st March 1934, Born on this day, American singer and actress Shirley Jones who appeared in the well-known musical films Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956). She played the lead role of Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the musical situation-comedy TV series The Partridge Family (1970–74), which co-starred her real-life stepson David Cassidy. […]

Happy Birthday to Quincy Jones, born on 14th March 1933. American record producer, composer and musician He is known for his 1962 tune ‘Soul Bossa Nova’ and later scored the 1978 US No.1 single ‘Stuff Like That’. Has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations. Jones was the producer of the three albums by Michael Jackson, […]

Ya’ll remember the 70’s TV show ‘Hee Haw’? Not a lot really Rock and Roll about it outside of some of the guests. One of the stars of the show was Buck Owens. Is it possible that Buck missed a Rock and Roll career by one letter? Buck’s birth name was Alvis Edgar “Buck” Owens […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/just-why-was-brian-jones-so-important-to-the-rolling-stones/ Why Brian Jones Was So Important To The Rolling Stones | uDiscover Born on 28 February 1942, Brian Jones was an innovator and very much the inspiration for The Rolling Stones in their early days. Read it here

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones would have turned 76 years old today. You will know him better as Brian Jones. Brian was the founder and original bandleader of The Rolling Stones. Although he was originally the leader of the group, Jones’s fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards soon overshadowed him, especially after they became […]

28th February 1942, Born on this day, Brian Jones multi-instrumentalist and founding member of The Rolling Stones. Originally the leader of the group, Jones placed an advertisement in Jazz News of 2 May 1962 inviting musicians to audition for a new R&B group. Jones came up with the name the Rollin’ Stones while on the […]


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