Brian Jones

1942 - 1969

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Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, best known as the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones. Initially a guitarist, Jones went on to provide backing vocals and played a wide variety of instruments on Rolling Stones recordings and in concerts. After he founded the Rolling Stones as a British blues outfit in 1962, and gave the band its name, Jones's 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 7,753,059 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Brian Jones is the 55th most popular musician, the 289th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 277th in 2019) and the 21st 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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Among musicians, Brian Jones ranks 55 out of 2,675Before him are André Rieu, Paul Simon, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, and Charlie Parker. After him are Carlos Santana, Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Johnson, Pablo Casals, Syd Barrett, and Glenn Gould.

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Among people born in 1942, Brian Jones ranks 22Before him are Isabel Allende, Aretha Franklin, Scatman John, Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, and Brian Wilson. After him are Ted Kaczynski, Giorgio Agamben, Calvin Klein, Werner Herzog, Daniel Barenboim, and Ian McShane. Among people deceased in 1969, Brian Jones ranks 19Before him are Jack Kerouac, Otto Stern, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Otto Dix, Morihei Ueshiba, and Jan Palach. After him are C. F. Powell, Sonja Henie, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Levi Eshkol, and Arthur Friedenreich.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 289 out of 6,924Before him are Vanessa Redgrave (1937), John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), Harold Macmillan (1894), and John Hurt (1940). After him are Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Lloyd George (1863), Beatrix Potter (1866), Mary of Teck (1867), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), and Thomas Andrews (1873).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 21Before him are Jimmy Page (1944), Sting (1951), Jon Lord (1941), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Roger Taylor (1949), and John Deacon (1951). After him are Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), and Robert Fripp (1946).