Brian Jones

1942 - 1969

Brian Jones

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician and composer, best known as the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones. Initially a slide guitarist, Jones went on to play a wide variety of instruments on Rolling Stones recordings and in concerts, including rhythm guitar, lead guitar, sitar, dulcimer, various keyboard instruments such as piano and mellotron, marimba, wind instruments such as harmonica, recorder, saxophone, as well as drums, vocals and numerous others. After he founded the Rolling Stones as a British blues outfit in 1962, and gave the band its name, Jones' fellow band members Keith Richards and Mick Jagger began to take over the band's musical direction, especially after they became a successful songwriting team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Jones has received more than 5,261,877 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 56th most popular musician.

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  • 67.68

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  • 42

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  • 6.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Brian Jones ranks 57 out of 2,258Before him are Pablo de Sarasate, Keith Richards, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Vladimir Horowitz, and Mstislav Rostropovich. After him are Iggy Pop, Lemmy, Maurice Gibb, Glenn Miller, Glenn Gould, and Robert Johnson.

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Among people born in 1942, Brian Jones ranks 20Before him are Isabel Allende, Dino Zoff, Brian Wilson, Scatman John, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Haneke. After him are Calvin Klein, Joe Biden, Daniel Barenboim, Ehud Barak, Lou Reed, and Ian McShane. Among people deceased in 1969, Brian Jones ranks 18Before him are Rocky Marciano, Kliment Voroshilov, Morihei Ueshiba, Otto Dix, C. F. Powell, and Liu Shaoqi. After him are Jan Palach, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Levi Eshkol, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Sonja Henie, and Arthur Friedenreich.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 277 out of 5,347Before him are Lady Jane Grey (1537), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), John Herschel (1792), Henrietta of England (1644), Arthur Evans (1851), and Charles Glover Barkla (1877). After him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Harold Pinter (1930), Saint Walpurga (710), Lemmy (1945), Maurice Gibb (1949), and Frederick Sanger (1918).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 19Before him are Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), Jimmy Page (1944), Keith Richards (1943), Roger Waters (1943), and David Gilmour (1946). After him are Lemmy (1945), Maurice Gibb (1949), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Jon Lord (1941), Syd Barrett (1946), and Stuart Sutcliffe (1940).