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Brian Jones (1942-1969), Musician; founder and instrumentalist for The Rolling Stones

Sitter in 15 portraits
Brian Jones was a founding member, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist in the rock group The Rolling Stones. Proficient the saxophone, harmonica, clarinet, guitar, and piano, Jones's broad musical interests served to widen the band's rhythm and blues base. Jones was also famous for his looks, his fashionable image, and his excessive drug use. He died at the age of twenty-seven at his home in Sussex.

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The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman)

by Philip Townsend
bromide print, 1963
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x134866


The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger; Keith Richards; Bill Wyman; Brian Jones; Charlie Watts)

by Terry O'Neill
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, 1963
NPG x126149


The Rolling Stones

by Trevor Clark
C-type colour print, 1963
NPG x136392


The Rolling Stones in Green Park

by Peter Stone, for Daily Mirror
modern bromide print, 11 January 1967
NPG x134772