28 February 2022
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born on 28 February 1942,
in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He would have
celebrated his 80th birthday today.
Jones was the founder (in 1962) of one of the biggest rock groups ever,
for which he also invented the name (I wonder if there’s anybody on this
planet who has never heard of The Rolling Stones).
He was a multi-instrumentalist, always hungry for new instruments and
also the creative stone who wanted the band to take a more adventurous
Unfortunately, he lost himself in a destructive amount of drugs and alcohol.
He drowned, under the influence of damaging stuff, in his pool in 1969. He
was only 27.
Three great Brian Jones moments…
– PAINT IT BLACK –
With Jones on sitar
– AROUND AND AROUND –
Jones playing his iconic VOX Teardrop Guitar
– Short docu about HIS GUITARS –
BRIAN JONES: Biography
(Image on top: Cover of 2020 documentary Life and Death of Brian Jones)