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Jones, Brian

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
2.7 (54.55%) 33 votes

1942 – He was born on the 28th day of February this year in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.


1949 – He attended schools including Dean Close School.


1953 – He also attended in Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys, where he started in September this year, after easily passing the Eleven-plus Jones was known as an exceptional student, getting very high marks in all of his classes while doing relatively little work.


1957 – He was first exposed to the jazz musician Charlie Parker; this sparked a lifelong interest in jazz music and Jones persuaded his parents to buy him a saxophone. He obtained nine O-levels in his exams.


1959 – His parents gave him his first acoustic guitar as a present for his 17th birthday.


1961 – He sold his record collection the day his son was born to buy flowers for Pat and clothes for the newborn and lived with them for a while.


1962 – He recruited Ian "Stu" Stewart and singer Mick Jagger into his band — who, with Jagger’s childhood friend Keith Richards, met Jones when he and Paul Jones were featured playing Elmore James’ "Dust My Broom" with Korner’s band at The Ealing Club.


1963 – He, Jagger and Richards shared an apartment (referred to by Richards as "a beautiful dump")[2] in Chelsea, London at 102 Edith Grove with James Phelge, a future photographer whose last name would later be used in some of the band’s writing credits.


1964 – He fathered another child out of wedlock on the 23rd day of July this year, this time to girlfriend Linda Lawrence.


1966 – He produced, played on, and wrote the soundtrack for the film "Mord und Totschlag" (aka "A Degree Of Murder"), an avant-garde German film with his then-girlfriend Anita Pallenberg.


1967 – He was arrested for drug use for the first time on 10th of  May this year, shortly after the Redlands incident at Richards’ Sussex home.


1968 – He purchased in November this year the Cotchford Farm in East Sussex, the former home of Winnie the Pooh author A. A. Milne.


1969 – He died on the 3rd day of July this year in Hartfield, Sussex, England.He was discovered motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool at his home where he had been for only a matter of minutes.


1971 – Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka [SIC], was posthumously released; it remains a World Music landmark.





















2.7 (54.55%) 33 votes