You're my fucking singer!
 In 1964 and 1965, he often used a teardrop-shaped prototype Vox Mark III.
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Watts reportedly got up, shaved, dressed in a suit, put on a tie and freshly shined shoes, descended the stairs, and punched Jagger in the face, saying: "Don't ever call me your drummer again.
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. In June 1969, the Rolling Stones dismissed Jones; guitarist Mick Taylor took his place in the group. , At around midnight on the night of 2–3 July 1969, Jones was discovered motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm. He cites jazz as a major influence on his drumming style. Charles Robert Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of the Rolling Stones since 1963.  Watts played regularly with Blues Incorporated and maintained a job with another advertising firm of Charles, Hobson and Grey. , One anecdote relates that in the mid-1980s, an intoxicated Jagger phoned Watts' hotel room in the middle of the night, asking, "Where's my drummer?"
Jones was reportedly buried 10 feet (3 m) deep in Cheltenham Cemetery, to prevent exhumation by trophy hunters. He can be seen in the Jean-Luc Godard film One Plus One playing acoustic guitar and chatting and sharing cigarettes with Richards, although Jones is neglected in the music-making. I wasn't understanding enough about his drug addiction. Watts remembered this was a common way for New Orleans jazz bands to promote upcoming dates. When they asked me to play, I didn't know what it was. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger became childhood friends and classmates in 1950 in Dartford, Kent. As Wyman observed in Stone Alone: "There were at least two sides to Brian's personality. In 1989, The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ", Watts is noted for his wardrobe: British newspaper The Daily Telegraph named him one of the World's Best Dressed Men. The other was a preening peacock, gregarious, artistic, desperately needing assurance from his peers.
The band opened with a Johnny Winter song that was one of Jones' favourites, "I'm Yours and I'm Hers".  Jones' and Richards' guitars became a signature of the sound of the Rolling Stones, with both guitarists playing rhythm and lead without clear boundaries between the two roles. The band decided to dedicate the concert (which had been scheduled weeks earlier as an opportunity to present their new guitarist, Mick Taylor) to Jones.
According to Oldham, the main reason for Jones' not writing songs was that Jones, being a blues purist, did not love simple pop music enough. Alexis Korner, who visited in late June, noted that Jones seemed "happier than he had ever been". Watts' step-grandson, Dylan, resides in South Boston Massachusetts. Unsure and insecure as a composer, Jones was not a prolific songwriter. The only known released Jones song is "(Thank You) For Being There", which is a poem by Jones put to music by Carla Olson.
The couple have one daughter, Seraphina, born in March 1968, who in turn has given birth to Watts' only grandchild, a girl named Charlotte. Victor Bockris reported that Richards and Jones worked out the final melody in the studio. Jones was arrested for drug possession on 10 May 1967, shortly after the Redlands bust at Richards' Sussex home. His ability to play a wide variety of instruments is particularly evident on the albums Aftermath (1966), Between the Buttons (1967) and Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967).
Further, he wanted to make Jagger's charisma and flamboyance a focus of live performances. The Rolling Stones performed at a free concert in Hyde Park on 5 July 1969, two days after Jones' death. His Swedish girlfriend, Anna Wohlin, was convinced he was alive when he was taken out of the pool, insisting he still had a pulse.
However, in 1966, Jones composed, produced, and played on the soundtrack to Mord und Totschlag (English title: A Degree Of Murder), an avant-garde German film with Anita Pallenberg, adding the majority of the instrumentation to the soundtrack. English group Ultimate Painting recorded "Song For Brian Jones" for their 2016 album Dusk.. Authorities found marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine in his flat.
 Jones also played percussion on the Jimi Hendrix song "All Along the Watchtower": "that's him playing the thwack you hear at the end of each bar in the intro, on an instrument called a vibraslap.". He became bored with the guitar and sought exotic instruments to play, and he was increasingly absent from recording sessions. Prior to his firing in 1969, on any instrument apart from the standard rock set up of drums, guitars, piano, or bass, Jones was the one playing it. The 30-second "Rice Krispies" jingle for Kellogg's, co-written with the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in 1963 and performed by The Rolling Stones incognito, was credited to Jones; this did not sit well with the rest of the band, who felt it was a group effort and all should benefit equally. ", Long-time Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman said of Jones, "He formed the band. When he did appear he either rarely contributed anything musically or, when he did, his bandmates would switch off his amplifier, leaving Richards to play nearly all the guitars.  He has a sister, Linda. During this period, he lived a bohemian lifestyle, busking with his guitar on the streets for money, and living off the charity of others. Both records included a collection of Great American Songbook standards. Jones' last formal appearance was in the December 1968 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, a part-concert, part circus-act film organised by the band. Besides his music, Watts contributed graphic art to early Rolling Stones records such as the Between the Buttons record sleeve and was responsible for the 1975 tour announcement press conference in New York City.  By most accounts, Jones' attitude changed frequently; he was one minute caring and generous, the next making an effort to anger everyone. The coroner's report stated it was a drowning, later clarified as "death by misadventure", and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by past drug and alcohol abuse.
, In late summer 1959, Jones' girlfriend (they were both aged 17), a Cheltenham schoolgirl named Valerie Corbett, became pregnant.
The undated statement was signed by Molloy and witnessed by Mick Jagger. "The voice on the other end of the line obviously said, 'What are you called?' Jones had apparently demoed a few of his own songs in the weeks before his death, including "Has Anybody Seen My Baby?"
 The band Tigers Jaw heavily references Jones and his death in their song "I Saw Water", and pop punk band Groovie Ghoulies released the song "Planet Brian Jones" on a 7" vinyl EP of the same name in 1997. In March 1969, Jones borrowed the group's Jaguar and went shopping in Pimlico Road. Jones and Richards spent day after day playing guitar while listening to blues records (notably Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf). From this point, he was still attending recording sessions but was no longer a major contributor to the band's music. In 1991, he organised a jazz quintet as another tribute to Charlie Parker. I nearly lost my wife and everything over my behaviour". The part of Brian was played by English actor Leo Gregory. , On 23 July 1964, Linda Lawrence (later married to Donovan), gave birth to Jones' fourth child, Julian Brian Lawrence. " "He pushed every friendship to the limit and way beyond".. , On 22 October 1961, Jones' girlfriend Pat Andrews gave birth to his third child, Julian Mark Andrews.
Toy Love's song "Swimming Pool" lists several dead rock icons including Jones (the others are Morrison, Hendrix, and Marc Bolan) just as A House's "Endless Art" does; Jones is also mentioned in De Phazz's song "Something Special". , In November 1959, Jones went to the Wooden Bridge Hotel in Guildford to see a band perform.
Notable examples are "Come On", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "I Just Wanna Make Love to You", "Walking the Dog", "Money", "I'm Alright", "You Better Move On" and "It's All Over Now".  Jones was also included in the "Nanker/Phelge" songwriting credit, a pseudonym used on fourteen tracks that were composed by the entire band and Andrew Oldham. Watts described Jones' role in these early days: "Brian was very instrumental in pushing the band at the beginning.
Hostility grew between Jones, Jagger, and Richards, alienating Jones further from the group.
, Jones attended local schools, including Dean Close School from September 1949 to July 1953, and Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys, which he entered in September 1953 after passing the eleven-plus exam. "Back in the '70s, Bill Wyman and I decided to grow beards, and the effort left us exhausted. Jones became a blues musician, for a brief time calling himself "Elmo Lewis", and playing slide guitar.
In the early years, Jones often served as a backing vocalist.
He was the last person to see Jones alive. , Upon Jones' death, the Who's Pete Townshend wrote a poem titled "A Normal Day for Brian, A Man Who Died Every Day" (printed in The Times), Jimi Hendrix dedicated a song to him on US television, and Jim Morrison of the Doors published a poem titled "Ode to L.A.  Johns noted that Cotchford Farm remained for decades an attraction for Jones' fans. ", "BBC Radio 4 – Desert Island Discs, Charlie Watts", Allmusic biography and performance credits, Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981, 25×5: the Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones, Olé Olé Olé! Charlie was ahead of me in listening and acquisitions. Jagger informed Jones that he would be fired from the band if he did not turn up to a photo session. None. After a successful collaboration with Jim Keltner on The Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon, Watts and Keltner released a techno/instrumental album simply titled, Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project. According to author Gary Herman, Jones was "literally incapable of making music; when he tried to play harmonica his mouth started bleeding".
None of us were looking forward to Brian totally cracking up".  Coincidentally, Hendrix and Morrison both died within the following two years at the same age as Jones..
, In 1961 Watts met Alexis Korner, who invited him to join his band, Blues Incorporated. Ever faithful to his wife Shirley, Watts consistently refused sexual favours from groupies on the road; in Robert Greenfield's STP: A Journey Through America with The Rolling Stones, a documentary of the 1972 American Tour, it is noted that when the group was invited to the Playboy Mansion during that tour, Watts took advantage of Hugh Hefner's game room instead of frolicking with the women.
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