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Brian Jones

1942 - 1969

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Brian Lewis Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English multi-instrumentalist and singer best known as the founder, rhythm/lead guitarist, and original leader of the Rolling Stones. Initially a guitarist, he 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' 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 8,843,559 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Brian Jones is the 40th most popular musician (up from 55th in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 289th in 2019) and the 15th 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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  • 70.37

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  • 48

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  • 5.88

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  • 3.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Brian Jones ranks 40 out of 2,662Before him are Roger Taylor, Cat Stevens, Björn Ulvaeus, Giuseppe Tartini, Maria Anna Mozart, and Ronnie James Dio. After him are Maurice Gibb, Benny Andersson, John Deacon, B.B. King, Sting, and Lemmy.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1942, Brian Jones ranks 22Before him are Peter Handke, Scatman John, Jacques Rogge, Isabel Allende, Ted Kaczynski, and Ronnie James Dio. After him are Brian Wilson, Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, Calvin Klein, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and Werner Herzog. Among people deceased in 1969, Brian Jones ranks 12Before him are Sharon Tate, Judy Garland, Franz von Papen, Kliment Voroshilov, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Liu Shaoqi. After him are Rocky Marciano, Otto Stern, Jack Kerouac, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Morihei Ueshiba, and Jan Palach.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 213 out of 7,765Before him are Arthur Henderson (1863), Robert Brown (1773), Henrietta of England (1644), William Golding (1911), Ken Miles (1918), and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792). After him are C. S. Lewis (1898), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John Wycliffe (1324), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), and Ozzy Osbourne (1948).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Brian Jones ranks 15Before him are Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), and Cat Stevens (1948). After him are John Deacon (1951), Sting (1951), Lemmy (1945), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), and Jimmy Page (1944).