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|Birth name||Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones|
|Born||28 February 1942|
|Died||3 July 1969 (age 27)|
Hartfield, Sussex, England
|Genres||Rhythm and blues, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, pop|
|Instruments||Guitar, harmonica, keyboards, mellotron, sitar, recorder, saxophone, percussion, marimba|
|Years active||1961 – 1969|
The Rolling Stones[change | change source]
During his early career, Brian performed live under the fake name "Elmo Lewis".
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.
Death[change | change source]
In his last few years, Brian was a drug and alcohol abuser ,which led to him being fired from the Rolling Stones on 8 June 1969.
Just after midnight on 3 July 1969 Jones was discovered dead at the bottom of his swimming pool at his home in Sussex, England. The details surrounding his death were controversial and Jones' girlfriend claimed he was murdered. However the coroner's official report stated that Jones had drowned and declared the incident a "death by misadventure." The coroner noted that his liver and heart were greatly enlarged by his long-term drug and alcohol abuse. Jones was one of the first members of the 27 Club.