ROLLING STONES: Tribute to Brian Jones

Wednesday marked 50 years since the death of Rolling Stones founder and guitarist Brian Jones.

At their show that night in Landover, Maryland, they performed Don Covay's "Mercy, Mercy" for the first time since July 5th, 1969 in London's Hyde Park. That show was meant to introduce Mick Taylor, who had replaced the fired Jones. But when Jones drowned in his pool two days earlier it became a tribute.

With Jones gone 50 years, there are calls to re-open the investigation into his death, as it has long been believed he was murdered.


The youngest of his five known children,Barbara Marion(who only learned he was her father in 2002), tells England's Sky News, "I think he was murdered and I think the police did not investigate it the way they should have. I would love to have them reopen [the case] and to get some answers."

It's been suspected that he was killed by a contractor who was working on his property.

Barbara also wants to reiterate that without her father there would have been no band. "He formed the Rolling Stones. He chose every member, he got them their gigs. If it weren't for my father,Mick Jagger would be an accountant somewhere."

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