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Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born on the 28th February 1942, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He was a musician, probably best recognized for being the founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones, one of the greatest rock bands in the history of music. His career was active from 1960 to 1969, when he passed away.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Brian Jones was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total size of Brian’s net worth was over $10 million at the time of his death, accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry.

Brian Jones Net Worth $10 Million

Brian Jones was raised in a middle class family with two sisters by his father, Lewis Blount Jones, who was an aeronautical engineer and musician who led the local church choir, and his mother, Louisa Beatrice Jones, who worked as a piano teacher. Under the influence of his parents, he became interested in music, so they bought him a saxophone when he was 15 years old, and two years later an acoustic guitar. Brian went to Dean Close School, after which he attended Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys; however, he quit his education and moved to London to pursue a career as a musician.

Initially, Brian met such musicians as Paul Jones, Alexis Korner and Jack Bruce, and he performed as a blues musician. However, he decided to form his own band, so he put an advertisement in Jazz News in May of 1962 and in no time The Rolling Stones was formed. The first stable line-up consisted of Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Brian. The band’s debut self-titled album was released via Decca Records in 1964, which proved to be a huge accomplishment, as it was eventually certified platinum. They also released their debut album for the US through London Records, entitled “The Rolling Stones (England’s Newest Hit Makers)”, which added a considerable amount to Brian’s net worth. The second release of the band came in the same year, entitled “Five By Five” in the UK, and “12 X 5” in the US.

The following year continued successfully, releasing three studio albums– “The Rolling Stones No. 2” (UK)/ “The Rolling Stones, Now!” (US), “Out Of Our Heads”, and “December’s Children (And Everybody’s)” – all of which increased Brian’s net worth by a large margin. Their next release entitled “Aftermath” out came in 1966 and topped the UK Albums Chart, after which was released “Got Live If You Want It!” in the same year. The next year the band released two studio albums – “Between The Buttons” and “Their Satanic Majesties Request” – both of which reached gold certification and peaked at No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart. Brian also performed with them on the next album – “Beggars Banquet” – in 1968, as well as on the studio album from the following year entitled “Let It Bleed”, after which he was asked to leave the band due to his drug addiction and problems with the law.

To speak further about his career, Brian also collaborated with other musicians, including the single “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)” with the Beatles, and Bob Dylan’s song “All Along The Watchtower”, which he performed with Jimi Hendrix, among others, all of which increased his wealth.

When it comes to his personal life, Brian Jones never married, but was the father of five children, all of whom were placed for adoption. He was addicted to drugs and alcohol, so he had huge problems with the law. He passed away at the age of 27 on the 3rd July 1969 in Hartfield, Sussex, England, as a result of drowning in a swimming pool while under the influence of drugs.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 28, 1942
Birth place: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Death date: July 3, 1969, Hartfield, United Kingdom
Height:1.68 m
Profession:Musician
Education:Dean Close School, Cheltenham Grammar School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Zouzou
Children:Julian Mark Jones, Julian Brian Jones, John Paul Andrew Jones
Parents:Louisa Beatrice Jones, Lewis Blount Jones
Siblings:Barbara Jones, Pamela Jones
Albums:Beggars Banquet, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Between the Buttons, Aftermath, 12 X 5, The Rolling Stones, Out of Our Heads, The Rolling Stones, Now!, December's Children (And Everybody's), The Rolling Stones No. 2, Got Live If You Want It!, Unreleased Decca Live Album, Featuring The Human Host and The Heavy Metal Kids, Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), Flowers, Five by Five
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Died at 27 years old, making him a member of the "27 Club"; The 27 Club is a group of prominent musicians that died at the age of 27. Other members include guitarist Jimi Hendrix, singer Janis Joplin, The Doors frontman Jim Morrison and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
2Is portrayed by Leo Gregory in Stoned (2005) and by Rafe McDonald in The Linda McCartney Story (2000).
3Reputed to have fathered many illegitimate offspring, but only five are definitely known. His first two children, a son and a daughter, were born in 1959 and 1960 respectively. Neither name has been revealed, and the son was later given up for adoption. He then had a son by Pat Andrews named Julian Mark Jones, born 22 October 1961. A second son, Julian Brian Jones, by Linda Lawrence, was born 23 July 1964. Finally he had a third son named John Paul Andrew Jones, by Dawn Molloy, born 24 March 1965. He named two of his sons after jazz musician Julian Cannonball Adderley.
4Although never a key songwriter, he was the original founder and namer of The Rolling Stones.
5Was fired from The Rolling Stones because of his heavy drug use. The band also wanted to tour the United States in 1969 and felt that, if he didn't clean up, he would die because of his poor condition before the tour was finished.
6Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Rolling Stones).
7Son, Julian, is the half-brother of Astrella Celeste and Oriole Nebula Leitch.
8Fathered Julian Brian Jones with Linda Lawrence, who married Donovan in 1970.
9Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne once lived in the house Brian now lives in.
10Played sparto sax on The Beatles song, "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)".
11Guitarist for The Rolling Stones.
12Interred at Priory Road Cemetery, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England, plot #V11393.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Shoulder-length blonde hair


Quotes

#Quote
1[Keith Richards talking about Brian's drug problem] *I* told Brian he had a drug problem.


Pictures



Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Degree of Murder1967performer: "A Degree of Murder Opening", "A Murder", "Finding a Partner", "A Mission", "Trouble", "State", "The Second Guy", "Burying the Body", "Men Couldn't Own Her", "Stairway" / writer: "A Degree of Murder Opening", "A Murder", "Finding a Partner", "A Mission", "Trouble", "State", "The Second Guy", "Burying the Body", "Men Couldn't Own Her"
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Degree of Murder1967

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Expectations the Murder of Brian Jones2016DocumentaryHimself
The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 19652012DocumentaryHimself
The Rolling Stones: LIVE!2012ShortHimself
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus1996DocumentaryHimself - The Rolling Stones
25x5: The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
5 + 11970DocumentaryHimself
Voices1968Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Monterey Pop1968DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Frost on Saturday1968TV SeriesHimself
Sympathy for the Devil1968DocumentaryHimself - The Rolling Stones
The London Palladium Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Is My Darling1966DocumentaryHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1963-1966TV SeriesHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1963-1966TV SeriesHimself
The Rolling Stones Special1966TV MovieHimself
4 Schlüssel1966Himself (uncredited)
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert1965TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Rolling Stones)
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHimself (as The Rolling Stones)
Top of the Pops1964TV SeriesHimself
Juke Box Jury1964TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Big Beat '641964TV MovieHimself (as The Rolling Stones)
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert1964TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Rolling Stones)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get All That, Ant?2015Documentary
Provokation2015Documentary shortHimself
Crossfire Hurricane2012DocumentaryHimself
Not Fade Away2012Himself - The Rolling Stones (uncredited)
Fantástico2011-2012TV Series documentaryThemselves / Himself
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentaryHimself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
Shine a Light2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Upp till kamp2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Keith Richards: Under Review2007Video documentaryHimself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Howlin' Wolf Story2003DocumentaryHimself
Let It Bleed - 40 Jahre Rolling Stones2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rolling Stones: Just for the Record2002Video documentaryHimself
Nine Hundred Nights2001Video documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Long John Baldry: In the Shadow of the Blues2000DocumentaryHimself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hendrix2000TV MovieHimself (with cigarette) (uncredited)
The Beatles Anthology1995-1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Jimi Plays Monterey1986DocumentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHimself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 11983DocumentaryHimself (as The Rolling Stones)
The Rolling Stones - Die ersten 20 Jahre1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Beat-Club1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Beat! Beat! Beat!1966TV SeriesHimself - Musician

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