Brian Jones

Written by on February 28, 2020

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 phone with a venue owner, who asked 'What are you called?' Jones saw a copy of The Best Of Muddy Waters lying on the floor – and track one was Rollin' Stone Blues. Jones died on July 3rd 1969, after drowning in his swimming pool.…/brian-jones/

Brian Jones

Brian Jones drowned on July 3rd, 1969, 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

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