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Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (born 28 February, 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones. Although he was originally the leader of what was supposed to be a blues-oriented band, Jones' 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

Brian Jones
Background information
Birth name                             Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones

Born                                       28 February 1942 (age 77)

                                       Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Genres                                    Rock • rock and roll • blues rock • baroque pop
Occupations                           Musician • songwriter • composer • singer
instruments                             Guitar • harmonica 
Years active                             1960-1969, 1971-present
Labels                                       Decca•Atco•London•Rolling Stones• 
Associated acts                        The Rolling Stones • Master Musicians of Joujouka• Brian & The Robbers •The Beatles • George Harrison• Jimi Hendrix

June, 1969 and guitarist Mick Taylor took his place in the group. Jones suffered a near death experience less than a month later when whilst under the influence, he almost drowned in his swimming pool. This led to a two-year hiatus from public life to recover and receive treatment for his drug problem. During this time, Jones became heavily involved in songwriting, and soon returned to the spotlight as a performer at The Concert For Bangladesh, held at Madison Square Gardens, New York on 1 August, 1971. A debut single "(Thank You) For Being There" was released a month later to critical success. ​​ Jones has since produced eight studio albums (three of which with his backing band Brian & The Robbers ) over four decades, earning him three Grammy Awards, and two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, as a member of The Rolling Stones in 1989, and as a solo artist in 2006. 

As of 2017, Jones resides with his family at his home on Cotchford Farm in Hartfield, East Sussex.

Discography 

Studio albums

Live albums

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