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Brian Jones
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Background information
Birth name Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones
Born 28 February 1942
Gloucestershire, England
Died 3 July 1969 (age 27)
Hartfield, Sussex, England
Genres Rhythm and blues, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, harmonica, keyboards, mellotron, sitar, recorder, saxophone, percussion, marimba
Years active 1961 – 1969
Associated acts The Rolling Stones

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician. He is best known as one of the founding members of the rock band The Rolling Stones. Jones was known for his ability to play multiple instruments including: guitar, harmonica, piano, organ, mellotron, sitar, recorder, saxophone, drums and marimba as well as many others.

He was fired from the Rolling Stones on 8 June 1969.

Just after midnight on 3 July 1969 Jones drowned in his swimming pool.

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