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The guy who founded, named and led The Rolling Stones has a birthday today

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Brian Jones (of 'The Rolling Stones') in January 1967.; (Photo by Monitor Picture Library/Photoshot/Getty Images)Ken Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Brian Jones (of ‘The Rolling Stones’) in January 1967.; (Photo by Monitor Picture Library/Photoshot/Getty Images)

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And no, his name isn't Mick, Keith, Charlie, Ronnie, Bill or Ian

Brian Jones did in fact start, staff, name, lead and book the Rolling Stones in the early years. He was a talented instrumentalist who was a key figure in the early days of the band, but as the 1960’s waned, his issue with drugs and drink chipped away at his leadership of the band, eventually leading to his ouster in June of 1969. He died less than a month after his departure, drowning in his swimming pool on July 3rd, 1969 at the age of 27.

The Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb”

La Roux’s cover of “Under My Thumb”