Alexis Korner

The History of Alexis Korner

Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones dies in his Swimming Pool

As 1968 drew to a close, Brian Jones did what all rock-stars now do and bought himself a country retreat. Cotchford Farm is a country manor house in the East Sussex countryside, formerly owned by A. A. Milne, author of the Winnie The Pooh books, and included a large outdoor swimming pool.

Around midnight on July 2nd, Brian Jones was found at the bottom of his swimming pool in mysterious circumstances. All attempts to revive him failed. He was 27.

The coroners report found that while Brian Jones had been drinking there was no evidence of hard drugs in his system. However the police investigation and coroners report have left many unanswered questions, but the verdict to this day remains that Brian Jones died through misadventure.

Brian Jones is Born

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born in the town’s Park Nursing Home on February 28th 1942, the first child for Lewis Blount Jones, an aircraft designer, and Louisa Beatrice Jones, a piano teacher. The Jones were a well-to-do, middle class family, living in a nice house in a good neighborhood of a nice, middle class town. Not the background you would expect for a man that would become synonymous with the excesses of the 1960s