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Overview (4)

Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Died in Hartfield, Sussex, England, UK  (drowned)
Birth NameLewis Brian Hopkin-Jones
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jones was born on 28 February, 1942, to Lewis and Louise Jones. He had two sisters, Pamela and Barbara. Pamela died when Brian was still a child. He fathered his first of several children in high school and was subsequently made to leave. In the early 1960s, Brian formed the legendary group, The Rolling Stones. He even gave the group their name and booked their first gigs, working also as their manager for a short time. In 1965, Brian met and fell for stunning model Anita Pallenberg. They began a torrid affair. He composed the music to her film debut, Degree of Murder (1967) ("Degree of Murder"). He also began drinking and experimenting with drugs. In 1967, Anita left Brian for his bandmate, Keith Richards. Brian fell deeper into drugs and depression. Brian was slowly withdrawing from his social life and his band into isolation. In November 1968, Brian purchased "Cotchford Farm", the house was formerly occupied by A.A. Milne, author of the "Winnie-the-Pooh" tales. The following month, he made his last public appearance with the Stones for their "Rock and Roll Circus" special. In June of 1969, Brian and the Stones parted ways. By then, Brian had started to clean up and was planning on forming another group. But on the 3rd of July, Brian was dragged unconscious from his swimming pool and later pronounced dead. He was 27. Mystery still surrounds his untimely death. Some believe it was drugs, some believe an asthma attack, and some even believe he was murdered. In 1999, Brian's ex-girlfriend, Anna Wohlin, who was with him on the night he died, wrote a book stating that Brian was murdered by a friend who had been doing some work to his property. In 1996, some of Brian's fans and friends collaborated and founded the "Brian Jones Fan Club".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: theblackqueen@yahoo.com

Trade Mark (3)

Shoulder-length blonde hair
Known for to be a multi-instrumentalist. He played folk or traditional instruments on some Roling Stones' songs, as "Paint it black" (he played a sitar) or "Under my thumb" (he played a marimba).
Gibson Firebird and Vox Mark III electric guitars.

Trivia (13)

Interred at Priory Road Cemetery, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England, plot #V11393.
Guitarist for The Rolling Stones.
Played sparto sax on The Beatles song, "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)".
Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne once lived in the house Brian now lives in.
Fathered Julian Brian Jones with Linda Lawrence, who married Donovan in 1970.
Son, Julian, is the half-brother of Astrella Celeste and Oriole Nebula Leitch.
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Rolling Stones).
Was fired from The Rolling Stones because of his heavy drug use. The band also wanted to tour the United States in 1969 and felt that, if he didn't clean up, he would die because of his poor condition before the tour was finished.
Although never a key songwriter, he was the original founder and namer of The Rolling Stones.
Reputed to have fathered many illegitimate offspring, but only five are definitely known. His first two children, a son and a daughter, were born in 1959 and 1960 respectively. Neither name has been revealed, and the son was later given up for adoption. He then had a son by Pat Andrews named Julian Mark Jones, born 22 October 1961. A second son, Julian Brian Jones, by Linda Lawrence, was born 23 July 1964. Finally he had a third son named John Paul Andrew Jones, by Dawn Molloy, born 24 March 1965. He named two of his sons after jazz musician Julian Cannonball Adderley.
Is portrayed by Leo Gregory in Stoned (2005) and by Rafe McDonald in The Linda McCartney Story (2000).
Died at 27 years old, making him a member of the "27 Club"; The 27 Club is a group of prominent musicians that died at the age of 27. Other members include guitarist Jimi Hendrix, singer Janis Joplin, The Doors frontman Jim Morrison and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Early in the process of forming what would become The Rolling Stones, Brian approached a singer named Paul Jones (no relation) about joining his band as a vocalist but he declined, later becoming lead vocalist with rival British band Manfred Mann.

Personal Quotes (4)

Jimi Hendrix was the most exciting guitarist I've ever heard.
The Loch Ness monster doesn't exist either. Loch Ness is just not big enough to hide a thirty foot amphibian or reptile for hundreds of years.
I am going to have a cup of tea, like any good Englishman.
Something to remember on your birthday..Forget the past, it can't be changed..And, forget the present because I didn't get you one.

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