Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool outside London on this day in 1969. Before he was a founding member of the Rolling Stones he played around as a bluesman named whom?
ANSWER: Elmo Lewis
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for July 3rd, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- 1969: The Rolling Stones were hit by personal tragedy when Brian Jones, the band’s former guitarist and a founding member, was found dead in his swimming pool outside London. Though it was ruled an accidental drowning, some have said there was foul play involved. He had been with the group since 1962 and quit just a month before.
- 1973: David Bowie announced to a concert crowd in London that he was retiring from public performance. He was back onstage within 11 months.
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- 1989: We have the Alman Brothers Band at Great Woods on their comeback tour.