“27 Club” – Brian Jones
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones
Born February 28, 1942 – Died July 3, 1969
Founder and Original Leader of the Rolling Stones
“27 Club” – Brian Jones – Note
Although he was originally the leader of what was supposed to be a blues-oriented band, Brian Jones’s fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards took over the band’s musical direction, especially after they became a successful songwriting team.
Jones developed a serious drug problem over the years and his role in the band steadily diminished.
The band asked Jones to leave the Rolling Stones in June 1969 and guitarist Mick Taylor took his place in the group. Jones died less than a month later by drowning in the swimming pool at his home on Cotchford Farm in Hartfield, East Sussex.
Including a heartwarming tribute by Charlie Watts….. Interview from their world tour in 2003 for TOTP2 Copyright of the respective owners.