A Heartbreaking Story Behind John Lennon and Brian Jones’ Relationship

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Since both bands’ careers began, fans and musicians have drawn comparisons between the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. There are several parallels between the two: they are both British, they took part in the 1960s “British Invasion,” and they both surprised viewers when they first were on television. The showbiz industry might appear to be a tiny one since celebrities constantly interact with one another. The 1960s also showed this to be true. The Rolling Stones members and the Beatles members frequently interacted.

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Along with Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Keith Richards, Brian Jones was one of the original members of the Rolling Stones. Jones was with the group for some of their best songs, including “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Paint it Black,” and he played numerous instruments. But according to UDiscoverMusic, he started to drift away from the group in the late 1960s and pursued a different musical career. He departed formally in 1969.

John Lennon and Brian Jones become close friends in the early 1960s.

The Beatles and the Rolling Stones frequently interacted, as was already noted. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were called to a studio meeting with the Rolling Stones by manager Andrew Loog Oldham. They offered the Rolling Stones the song “I Wanna Be Your Man” there. In November 1963, they recorded it and made it available. With the addition of a slide guitar by Brian Jones, The Rolling Stones transformed it into a rhythm and blues song.

The book Lennon Remembers by Jann S. Wenner claims that Jones and Lennon became friends. They frequently gathered in London with other musicians to discuss music. Jones, however, “disintegrated” due to personal problems and drug addiction.

“He ended up the kind of guy that you dread when he would come on the phone because you knew it was trouble. He was really in a lot of pain … He wasn’t sort of brilliant or anything, he was just a nice guy,” said Lennon.

Brian Jones’ passing.

Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse are also members of the “27 Club,” and Brian Jones joined them on July 3, 1969, when he drowned in the swimming pool of his Sussex home at the age of just 27. Although there are many speculations surrounding his untimely passing, the autopsy found that his drowning was a “misadventure” and that “swimming while under the influence of alcohol and drugs” was a contributing factor in his mortality.

By 1969, Jones and John Lennon were no longer connected, according to “Lennon Remembers.” Upon hearing of his passing, he remarked,

“By then, I didn’t feel anything, really. I just thought, ‘Another victim of the drugs.’ Like that.”

Lennon insisted that their limited amount of time together was “great,” and that Jones was a better harmonica player than he was. As per the Beatles Bible, All of the Beatles tried drugs, but Lennon started to prefer heroin around the time Jones died. Lennon may have died the same way as Jones had he not ultimately overcome his addiction.