Brian Jones

1942 - 1969

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Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician and founder of the Rolling Stones. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Jones has received more than 10,744,618 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Brian Jones is the 57th most popular musician (down from 40th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 213th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Musician.

Brian Jones was most famous for being the original lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones, and for his contributions to the band's sound.

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  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.00

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Brian Jones ranks 57 out of 3,175Before him are Pablo Casals, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Amir Khusrow, Roger Taylor, and Vladimir Horowitz. After him are Benny Andersson, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Cliff Burton, Duke Ellington, John Deacon, and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

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Among people born in 1942, Brian Jones ranks 26Before him are Brian Wilson, Ronnie James Dio, John Wayne Gacy, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Ted Kaczynski, and Daniel Barenboim. After him are Calvin Klein, Michael Haneke, Alassane Ouattara, Werner Herzog, Javier Solana, and José Eduardo dos Santos. Among people deceased in 1969, Brian Jones ranks 19Before him are C. F. Powell, Jan Palach, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Liu Shaoqi, Levi Eshkol, and Morihei Ueshiba. After him are Otto Dix, Jack Kerouac, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Dominique Pire, and Witold Gombrowicz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 250 out of 8,785Before him are Phil Collins (1951), Francis Galton (1822), Peter Higgs (1929), Roger Taylor (1949), James II of England (1633), and Alan Parker (1944). After him are David Lloyd George (1863), Ian Fleming (1908), Edmond Halley (1656), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Arthur Evans (1851), and Peter Ustinov (1921).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 20Before him are Keith Richards (1943), Sting (1951), David Gilmour (1946), Syd Barrett (1946), Jimmy Page (1944), and Roger Taylor (1949). After him are John Deacon (1951), Charlie Watts (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Robert Fripp (1946), Jon Lord (1941), and Richard Wright (1943).