Brian Jones

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician and composer, best known as the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones. Initially a slide guitarist, Jones went on to play a wide variety of instruments on Rolling Stones recordings and in concerts, including rhythm guitar, lead guitar, sitar, dulcimer, various keyboard instruments such as piano and mellotron, marimba, wind instruments such as harmonica, recorder, saxophone, as well as drums, vocals and numerous others. After he founded the Rolling Stones as a British blues outfit in 1962, and gave the band its name, Jones' fellow band members Keith Richards and Mick Jagger began to take over the band's musical direction, especially after they became a successful songwriting team. Jones and fellow guitarist Richards also 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 continued the style with later guitarists, and the sound became a Rolling Stones trademark. Jones, however, 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. When Jones developed alcohol and drug problems, his performance in the studio became increasingly unreliable, leading to a diminished role within the band he had founded. In June 1969, the Rolling Stones dismissed Jones; guitarist Mick Taylor took ...

Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

An exhilarating, provocative motion picture. The Rolling Stones rehearse their latest song, "Sympathy For the Devil," in a London studio. Beginning as a ballad, the track gradually acquires a pulsating groove, which gets Jagger into a rousing vocal display of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Sean Lynch  •  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards

An exhilarating, provocative motion picture. The Rolling Stones rehearse their latest song, "Sympathy For the Devil," in a London studio. Beginning as a ballad, the track gradually acquires a pulsating groove, which gets Jagger into a rousing vocal display of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Sean Lynch  •  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards

Crossfire Hurricane (2012)

This film is released as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebration of the Rolling Stones. It tells the story of the Stones' unparalleled journey from blues obsessed teens in the early 60s to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of the Stones have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Morgen
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts  •  Ron Wood

This film is released as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebration of the Rolling Stones. It tells the story of the Stones' unparalleled journey from blues obsessed teens in the early 60s to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of the Stones have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Morgen
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts  •  Ron Wood

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

A 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The film is comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  Ian Anderson  •  Pete Townshend  •  Roger Daltrey  •  John Lennon

A 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The film is comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  Ian Anderson  •  Pete Townshend  •  Roger Daltrey  •  John Lennon

The Rolling Stones: All Six Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Rolling Stones (2011)

The Rolling Stones appeared six times on "Ed Sullivan" between 1964 and 1969. Their first appearance, Oct. 25, 1964, featured a performance of "Time Is On My Side." They returned May 2, 1965 to perform "The Last Time," "Little Red Rooster," "Everybody Needs ...  (more)

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CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts  •  Brian Jones

The Rolling Stones appeared six times on "Ed Sullivan" between 1964 and 1969. Their first appearance, Oct. 25, 1964, featured a performance of "Time Is On My Side." They returned May 2, 1965 to perform "The Last Time," "Little Red Rooster," "Everybody Needs ...  (more)

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CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts  •  Brian Jones

Jimi Plays Monterey (1987)

It's no exaggeration to say this might be the most intense and groundbreaking 45-minute performance in the history of rock. Jimi Hendrix's debut American set at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival is generally considered one of the most radical and legendary live shows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Hegedus  •  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Jimi Hendrix  •  Noel Redding  •  Mitch Mitchell  •  John Phillips

It's no exaggeration to say this might be the most intense and groundbreaking 45-minute performance in the history of rock. Jimi Hendrix's debut American set at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival is generally considered one of the most radical and legendary live shows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Hegedus  •  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Jimi Hendrix  •  Noel Redding  •  Mitch Mitchell  •  John Phillips

Charlie Is My Darling (1966)

Charlie Is My Darling, directed by Peter Whitehead, was the first documentary film about The Rolling Stones. The movie was shot during the band's two-day tour of Ireland on 3 and 4 September 1965, and was completed in the spring of 1966. It received only spotty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Whitehead
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts  •  Bill Wyman

Charlie Is My Darling, directed by Peter Whitehead, was the first documentary film about The Rolling Stones. The movie was shot during the band's two-day tour of Ireland on 3 and 4 September 1965, and was completed in the spring of 1966. It received only spotty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Whitehead
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts  •  Bill Wyman

The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Hailed by one music reviewer as "the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen," "The T.A.M.I. Show" is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s. These top recording idols - representing the musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Binder
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  James Brown  •  Lesley Gore  •  Jan & Dean

Hailed by one music reviewer as "the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen," "The T.A.M.I. Show" is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s. These top recording idols - representing the musical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Binder
CAST:  Chuck Berry  •  James Brown  •  Lesley Gore  •  Jan & Dean

No Expectations the Murder of Brian Jones (2019)

Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones is murdered in his backyard swimming pool by Tom Keylock in July of 1969.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Avalon Giuliano
CAST:  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards  •  Mick Jagger  •  Charlie Watts

Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones is murdered in his backyard swimming pool by Tom Keylock in July of 1969.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Avalon Giuliano
CAST:  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards  •  Mick Jagger  •  Charlie Watts

The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts (2009)

Featuring performances from two groundbreaking concerts held at the Madison Square Garden to celebrate a quarter century of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The special is anchored by iconic musicians that include Jeff Beck Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aretha ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Jeff Beck  •  Lenny Bruce  •  Eric Clapton  •  Ray Davies

Featuring performances from two groundbreaking concerts held at the Madison Square Garden to celebrate a quarter century of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The special is anchored by iconic musicians that include Jeff Beck Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aretha ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Jeff Beck  •  Lenny Bruce  •  Eric Clapton  •  Ray Davies

27: Gone Too Soon (2018)

Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. At the time, the coincidence gave rise to some comment, but it was not until the death of Kurt Cobain, about two and a half decades later, that the idea of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Napier-Bell
CAST:  Steve Blame  •  Barney Hoskyns  •  Chris Salewicz  •  Dan Gillespie Sells

Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. At the time, the coincidence gave rise to some comment, but it was not until the death of Kurt Cobain, about two and a half decades later, that the idea of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Napier-Bell
CAST:  Steve Blame  •  Barney Hoskyns  •  Chris Salewicz  •  Dan Gillespie Sells

The Quiet One (2019)

Featuring never-before-seen home movies and photographs, musician Bill Wyman opens up his vast personal archives to share stories and memories of his three-decade stint as bassist of the Rolling Stones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Murray
CAST:  Bill Wyman  •  Brian Jones  •  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards

Featuring never-before-seen home movies and photographs, musician Bill Wyman opens up his vast personal archives to share stories and memories of his three-decade stint as bassist of the Rolling Stones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Murray
CAST:  Bill Wyman  •  Brian Jones  •  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones: Just for the Record (2002)

Just For The Record is a comprehensive documentary commemorating the first 40 years of the Rolling Stones, the famous British rock'n'roll band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Vosburgh
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts

Just For The Record is a comprehensive documentary commemorating the first 40 years of the Rolling Stones, the famous British rock'n'roll band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Vosburgh
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 (2012)

A documentary on the Rolling Stones that was shot in 1965 on a two-stop tour of Ireland, just as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was becoming a worldwide sensation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Whitehead  •  Mick Gochanour
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts

A documentary on the Rolling Stones that was shot in 1965 on a two-stop tour of Ireland, just as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was becoming a worldwide sensation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Whitehead  •  Mick Gochanour
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards  •  Charlie Watts

5 + 1 (1970)

Documentary in two parts: the first one shows one of Johnny Hallyday's concerts at the Palais des Sports in Paris in May 1969 while the second is the filming of an exceptional performance by the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in London in July 1969, a few days after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Job  •  Michel Taittinger
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Johnny Hallyday  •  Brian Jones

Documentary in two parts: the first one shows one of Johnny Hallyday's concerts at the Palais des Sports in Paris in May 1969 while the second is the filming of an exceptional performance by the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in London in July 1969, a few days after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Job  •  Michel Taittinger
CAST:  Mick Jagger  •  Keith Richards  •  Johnny Hallyday  •  Brian Jones

Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 (1995)

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson