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Tweet Ask any Stones fan about the whole lead guitarist issue, and you’ll probably get the standard response. Everyone knows that the best lead player ever for the Stones was the one who played on the classic, best records – Mick Taylor. But there are other opinions. Brian Jones was, in some versions of the story, the actual founder and namer of the Stones. Now that the group is planning their 50th anniversary tour, many fans are going back into their history to get the facts. And Jones was a musical genius and the guiding light of the early group, … Continue reading
Tweet From the very beginning in 1962, the Stones were Brian Jones’ band. He had placed an ad in the classifieds to find musicians to form a group. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger already knew Brian, and were aware of his talents on guitar and harmonica, and his interest, which they shared, in the blues. Ian Stewart was also recruited for the new band that first year, and Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman joined up in 1963. But right from the start Brian Jones was the bossman of the Rolling Stones. According to Wyman, and corroborated by others who know, … Continue reading
Tweet Brian Jones, founder of the Rolling Stones and prominent member of the forever 27 club, was born in 1942, and fathered his first child when he was 16. At least 3 of his known children were born before he became a Rolling Stone, and the other 2 shortly after. He died in 1969, and had been a womanizer and ladies man for most of his adult life, so it is not hard to imagine that there are other Brian Jones progeny in the world, but we’ll never know the actual number. The Stones were well known for picking up … Continue reading
Tweet Brian Jones died on the 3rd of July, 1969, at his estate known as Crotchford Farm in Sussex, England. He was 27 years and 125 days old when he drowned in his swimming pool. He was the founder of the Rolling Stones, having recruited Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in 1962 to join him in a band. He was responsible for naming the group, and in the early days served as the band’s manager. He was a multi-instrumentalist, but played mostly guitar and harmonica on the early recordings. The official report concerning Jones’ death states that he was found … Continue reading