Brian Jones

British musician Brian Jones

Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones was an English musician and a founder member of The Rolling Stones. Jones' main instruments were the guitar and the harmonica, but he was a talented and wide-ranging multi-instrumentalist. His innovative use of traditional or folk instruments, such as the sitar and marimba, was integral to the changing sound of the band.
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Deceased
03 July 1969
Death Place
Hartfield

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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; A Celebration of Bach, as a Counterpoise to Painful Memories
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What does Bach, or any classical composer, have to do with Sept. 11? For most people nothing, but for some of us everything. Trinity Church's weeklong series of concerts and observances of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, Remember to Love, when I caught up with it on Wednesday, set me to thinking about incomprehensibility. This was a program of
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Andy Parrino of Brockport called up to major leagues with Padres - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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Brockport baseball coach Brian Jones was thrilled to hear about Parrino's promotion. "I am elated but not surprised," said Jones, the head coach at Brockport for 22 years. "Every level he has gone to, he has progressed. I am not surprised,
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Shaw indicted for embezzlement - The Columbus Packet
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Former Columbus Packet employee Aimee Shaw has been indicted on charges she embezzled money from the paper. Shaw was arrested September 18, 2010, and bound over to the grand jury following a hearing in Columbus Municipal Court in
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Rural Fire Fee is Political 'Sleight of Hand' Assemblyman Jones Testifies - Patch.com
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The controversial rural fire fee imposed by the state is nothing more than "political sleight of hand" and constitutes an illegal tax, Assemblyman Brian Jones told the state Board of Equalization on Tuesday. The Board is charged with collecting the
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Kell Classic: Walton Rolls Past PTR - GPB
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The final game of the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic featured two teams that have never played against each other. Walton and Peachtree Ridge did battle in the night cap game at the Georgia Dome and the Raiders were able to come away with
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Assemblyman Brian Jones celebrates opening of new district office - Examiner.com
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Former Santee Councilman and current 77th District Assemblyman Brian Jones celebrated the grand opening of his new district office with an old-fashioned ice cream social on Thursday, August 18, 2011. The new office, located at 10152 Mission Gorge Rd.,
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Amy Winehouse Found Dead in London, Police Say
NYTimes - over 6 years
LONDON — Amy Winehouse , the Grammy -award winning singer who has battled addiction problems for years, was found dead on Saturday at her apartment in London, the police said. She was 27. The police were called by an ambulance to Ms. Winehouse’s apartment in Camden, North London, shortly before 4:05 pm, the police said in a statement.
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Some area teams get back on gridiron - Press-Enterprise
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MENIFEE - Dyed for the occasion, Brian Jones' blond hair seemed to set the tone for the Menifee Paloma Valley passing tournament -- flashy and fun, but not necessarily consequential. The Temecula Great Oak wide receiver and defensive
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Entering into a partnership agreement - StartupSmart
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Brian Jones is the founder of Fortitude Financial Management, a Victorian-based business providing life insurance solutions across the business, personal and superannuation sectors. Jones and his business partner started the
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From the archive, 8 July 1969: Jones drowned while 'drunk and drugged' - The Guardian
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Brian Jones, the former Rolling Stone, drowned in the swimming pool of his farmhouse in Sussex "while under the influence of alcohol and drugs," a coroner said yesterday. The East Sussex coroner, Dr Angus Sommerville, recorded death by misadventure
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July 1969: Rolling Stones Hyde Park gig marred by death of Brian Jones - The Guardian (blog)
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On 3 July, guitarist Brian Jones, who had left the band by mutual consent a month earlier, drowned in the swimming pool of his Sussex home, aged just 27. At the inquest, held on 7 July, the coroner ruled death by misadventure "while under the influence
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Approaches to Knowledge: Interview with Nathaniel B. Jones - PsychCentral.com (blog)
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Dr. Brian Jones has a PhD in exercise science and is a full-time professor at the University of Louisville where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. He approaches all his courses with a scientific mindset, emphasizing the
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    CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    The band asked Jones to leave the Rolling Stones in June 1969 and guitarist Mick Taylor took his place in the group.
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    At around midnight on the night of 2–3 July 1969, Jones was discovered motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm.
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    Jones released a statement on 9 June 1969, announcing his departure.
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    At the suggestion of pianist and road manager Ian Stewart, the Stones decided to add a new guitarist and on 8 June 1969, Jones was visited by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts and he was told that the group he had formed would continue without him.
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    Looking frail, he nonetheless showed up and his last photo session as a Rolling Stone took place on 21 May 1969, first at St. Katherine Docks, Tower Bridge, London and then at Ethan Russell's photographic studio in South Kensington.
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    In May 1969, Jones crashed his motorcycle into a shop window and was secretly taken to a hospital under an assumed name.
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    This behaviour was problematic during the Beggar's Banquet sessions and had worsened by the time the band commenced recording Let It Bleed. In March 1969, Jones borrowed the group's Jaguar and went shopping in Pimlico Road.
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    Jones's legal troubles, estrangement from his bandmates, substance abuse, and mood swings became too much of an obstacle to his active participation in the band. The Rolling Stones wanted to tour the United States in 1969 for the first time in three years but Jones was not in fit condition to tour and his second arrest exacerbated problems with acquiring a US work visa.
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  • 1968
    Jones was arrested a second time on 21 May 1968, for possession of cannabis, which Jones said had been left by previous tenants of the flat.
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    Where once Jones played multiple instruments on many tracks, he now played only minor roles on a few pieces. Jones's last formal appearance was in the December 1968 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, a part concert, part circus-act film organised by the band.
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    Jones's last substantial sessions with the Stones occurred in spring and summer of 1968 when the Stones produced "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the Beggars Banquet album.
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  • 1967
    In Peter Whitehead's promotional film for "We Love You", made in July 1967, he appears groggy.
    In March 1967, Anita Pallenberg, Jones's girlfriend of two years, left him for Richards when Jones was hospitalised during a trip the three made to Morocco, further damaging the already strained relations between Jones and Richards.
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    In June 1967, Jones attended the Monterey Pop Festival.
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    Jones was arrested for drug possession on 10 May 1967, shortly after the "Redlands" incident at Richards' Sussex home.
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  • 1965
    In March 1965 Dawn gave birth to Brian's fifth child Paul Molloy, renamed John Maynard by his adoptive parents.
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  • 1964
    On 23 July 1964 another woman, Linda Lawrence, gave birth to Jones's fourth child, Julian Brian.
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  • 1963
    According to Oldham in his book Stoned, Jones was an outsider from the beginning. When the first tours were arranged in 1963, he travelled separately from the band, stayed at different hotels, and demanded extra pay.
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  • 1962
    From September 1962 to September 1963 Jones, Jagger and Richards shared a flat (referred to by Richards as "a beautiful dump") at 102 Edith Grove, Chelsea, with James Phelge, a future photographer whose name was used in some of the group's early "Nanker/Phelge" writing credits.
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    The Rollin' Stones played their first gig on 12 July 1962 in the Marquee Club in London with Jagger, Richards, Jones, Stewart, bass player Dick Taylor (later of the Pretty Things) and drummer Tony Chapman.
    Jones placed an advertisement in Jazz News (a Soho club information sheet) of 2 May 1962 inviting musicians to audition for a new R&B group at the Bricklayer's Arms pub; pianist Ian "Stu" Stewart was the first to respond.
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  • 1961
    On 23 October 1961, Jones's girlfriend Pat Andrews gave birth to his third child, Julian Mark Andrews.
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    In 1961, Jones applied for a scholarship to Cheltenham Art College.
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  • 1959
    In November 1959, Jones went to the Wooden Bridge Hotel in Guildford to see a band perform.
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    In late summer 1959, Jones's 17-year-old girlfriend, a Cheltenham schoolgirl named Valerie Corbett, became pregnant.
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  • 1957
    In 1957 he reportedly obtained seven O-level passes, then he continued into the sixth form and obtained a further two O-levels.
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  • 1949
    Jones attended local schools, including Dean Close School, from September 1949 to July 1953 and Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys, which he entered in September 1953 after passing the Eleven-plus exam.
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  • 1942
    Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born in the Park Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on 28 February 1942.
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