Brian Jones Autograph The Rolling Stones Magazine Picture
Stunning magazine picture with clear Brian Jones autograph (folds on page) measures 12.5″ x 8″
Signed on Sunday the 12th July 1964 at the Queens Hall Leeds, where The Rolling Stones were headlining along with Lulu & The Luvvers.
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician, best known as the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones. A slide guitarist, Brian Jones autograph would go on to play a wide variety of instruments on Rolling Stones recordings and in concerts; such as rhythm and lead guitar, sitar, dulcimer, various keyboard instruments.
Jones and fellow guitarist Keith Richards developed a unique style of guitar play that Richards refers to as the “ancient art of weaving” where both players would play rhythm and lead parts together; Richards would carry the style on with later Stones guitarists and the sound would become a Rolling Stones trademark.
After he founded the Rolling Stones as a British blues outfit in 1962, and gave the band its name, Jones’ fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards began to take over the band’s musical direction, especially after they became a successful songwriting team. Jones also did not get along with the band’s manager, Andrew Loog Oldham; who pushed the band into a musical direction at odds with Jones’ blues background. At the same time, Jones developed alcohol and drug problems, and his performance in the studio became unreliable; leading to a diminished role within the band he had founded. In June 1969, the Rolling Stones asked Jones to leave; guitarist Mick Taylor took his place in the group. Jones died less than a month later, drowning in the swimming pool at his home.
Long-time Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman said of Brian Jones autograph; “He formed the band, chose the members and named the band. He chose the music we played, got us gigs. … he was very influential, very important; and then lost it – very intelligent – and just kind of wasted it and blew it all away.”