Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Music / BrianJones

Go To


Added DiffLines:

* BrokenAce: A highly intelligent guy, talented enough to learn basically any instrument by picking it up, who also happened to suffer from major personality issues, substance abuse and increasingly poor mental health, all leading to his very untimely death.


Added DiffLines:

* BrilliantButLazy: He was very intelligent, and a famously talented multi-instrumentalist, but personal issues, both within himself and with Richards and Jagger made him lose faith in the Stones, going from the leader of the band to "that guy with the weird instruments", since he refused to play guitar or write any songs by the end.


Added DiffLines:

* DudeLooksLikeALady: Intentionally. Brian, who already was quite conventionally "pretty" was also heavily interested in androgynous styles, and wore his hair longer than his bandmates.


Added DiffLines:

* TheDandy: Brian loved fashion, and really embraced the androgynous style of the time.


Added DiffLines:

* MoodSwinger: From mid-'60s onwards. Depending on what he felt like, he was reportedly either quite friendly and generous - or the worst person you'd ever meet.
* TroubledButCute: Probably the most conventionally attractive member of the Stones, but also one with ''major'' issues. Keith Richards - absolutely no slouch in the issue department himself has stated that for every personal demon he had, he'd wager Brian had ''forty-five'' more.


Added DiffLines:

* UpperClassTwit: Brian was from a decidedly more upper-middle class background then his bandmates, not that it stopped him from being a right bastard a fair amount of the time.


* OutlivedItsCreator: [[invoked]] The Rolling Stones has outlived Brian Jones by around 45 years.

to:

* OutlivedItsCreator: [[invoked]] The Rolling Stones has outlived Brian Jones by around 45 50 years.


* DomesticAbuser: According to Anita Pallenberg this was the source of their breakup, at one point allegedly punching her so hard he broke his hand on her face.

to:

* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: According to Anita Pallenberg this was the source of their breakup, at one point allegedly punching her so hard he broke his hand on her face.


* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, this is more or less what happened to him as the '60s progressed. Originally the Stones' leader, Jones was relegated to an [[OutOfFocus increasingly secondary role]] due to the emergence of the Jagger-Richards partnership (Jones didn't write any songs, which made him far less important as the group's commercial ambitions grew), deteriorating relations with his bandmates (exacerbated by a LoveTriangle between Jones, Richards, and Anita Pallenberg), and his own personal problems (including severe drug and alcohol abuse). As a result of all this, Jones contributed little to the Stones' music after 1967; his final album with the band, ''Music/LetItBleed'', features him on just two tracks (congas on "Midnight Rambler" and autoharp on "You Got The Silver").

to:

* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, this is more or less what happened to him as the '60s progressed. Originally the Stones' leader, Jones was relegated to an [[OutOfFocus increasingly secondary role]] as the '60s progressed, due to the emergence of the Jagger-Richards partnership (Jones didn't write any songs, which made him far less important as the group's commercial ambitions grew), deteriorating relations with his bandmates (exacerbated by a LoveTriangle between Jones, Richards, and Anita Pallenberg), and his own personal problems (including severe drug and alcohol abuse). As a result of all this, Jones contributed little to the Stones' music after 1967; his final album with the band, ''Music/LetItBleed'', features him on just two tracks (congas on "Midnight Rambler" and autoharp on "You Got The Silver").

Added DiffLines:

* SharpDressedMan: He became quite the fashion plate as the '60s progressed, arguably more than most of his contemporaries on either side of the Atlantic.


* InMemoriam: [[invoked]] The 1969 compilation ''Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)'' is dedicated to the then recently-deceased Jones, and the sleeve notes include an epitaph that he'd composed himself. The epitaph can be seen on the top of this page.

to:

* InMemoriam: [[invoked]] The 1969 compilation ''Through The the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)'' is dedicated to the then recently-deceased Jones, and the sleeve notes include an epitaph that he'd composed himself. The epitaph can be seen on the top of this page.



** After Jones's departure (and demise), the Stones recorded a tribute song to Jones called "Shine A Light", which was released on ''Music/ExileOnMainSt'' in 1972.

to:

** After Jones's departure (and demise), the Stones recorded a tribute song to Jones called "Shine A a Light", which was released on ''Music/ExileOnMainSt'' in 1972.



** Jones guested on two songs by Music/TheBeatles: backing vocals and sound effects to "Yellow Submarine" and saxophone on "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)". The former is available on both ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/YellowSubmarine'', and the latter on ''Music/PastMasters''.
** Jones also plays percussion on "All Along The Watchtower" from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' by The Music/JimiHendrix Experience. He had also originally played piano on the song, but as he was intoxicated during recording, his superb natural musical abilities failed him for once, and his piano playing was eventually mixed out.

to:

** Jones guested on two songs by Music/TheBeatles: backing vocals and sound effects to "Yellow Submarine" and saxophone on "You Know My Name (Look Up The the Number)". The former is available on both ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/YellowSubmarine'', and the latter on ''Music/PastMasters''.
** Jones also plays percussion on "All Along The the Watchtower" from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' by The Music/JimiHendrix Experience. He had also originally played piano on the song, but as he was intoxicated during recording, his superb natural musical abilities failed him for once, and his piano playing was eventually mixed out.



** Jones sang co-lead vocals on one Stones song: "Walking The Dog" from [[Music/TheRollingStones1964 their debut album]]. He also sang backup on a number of their early recordings.

to:

** Jones sang co-lead vocals on one Stones song: Their CoverVersion of "Walking The the Dog" from [[Music/TheRollingStones1964 their debut album]]. He also sang backup on a number of their early recordings.


** "Monterey" by [[Music/TheAnimals Eric Burdon And The Animals]] mentions Jones, among others.

to:

** "Monterey" by [[Music/TheAnimals Eric Burdon And The and the Animals]] mentions Jones, among others.


* DomesticAbuser: According to Anita Pallenberg this was the source of their breakup, at one point allegedly punching her so hard he broke his hand on her face.



* LoveTriangle: Him, Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards. Keith won.

to:

* LoveTriangle: Him, Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards. Keith won.won due to Brian's abusive nature.


[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brianjones_8065.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:280:Brian Jones circa 1964, with his signature Vox Mark VI guitar.]]

to:

[[quoteright:280:http://static.[[quoteright:285:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brianjones_8065.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:280:Brian [[caption-width-right:285:Brian Jones circa 1964, with his signature Vox Mark VI guitar.]]


[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brianjones_8065.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:Brian Jones circa 1964, with his signature Vox Mark VI guitar.]]

to:

[[quoteright:300:http://static.[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brianjones_8065.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:Brian [[caption-width-right:280:Brian Jones circa 1964, with his signature Vox Mark VI guitar.]]

Added DiffLines:

* LoveTriangle: Him, Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards. Keith won.


* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, this is more or less what happened to him as the '60s progressed. Originally the Stones' leader, Jones was relegated to an [[OutOfFocus increasingly secondary role]] due to the emergence of the Jagger-Richards partnership (Jones didn't write any songs, which made him far less important as the group's commercial ambitions grew), deteriorating personal relations with his band-mates (exacerbated by a LoveTriangle between Jones, Richards, and Anita Pallenberg), and his own personal problems (including severe drug and alcohol abuse). As a result of all this, Jones contributed little to the Stones' music after 1967; his final album with the band, ''Music/LetItBleed'', features him on just two tracks (congas on "Midnight Rambler" and autoharp on "You Got The Silver").

to:

* DemotedToExtra: Sadly, this is more or less what happened to him as the '60s progressed. Originally the Stones' leader, Jones was relegated to an [[OutOfFocus increasingly secondary role]] due to the emergence of the Jagger-Richards partnership (Jones didn't write any songs, which made him far less important as the group's commercial ambitions grew), deteriorating personal relations with his band-mates bandmates (exacerbated by a LoveTriangle between Jones, Richards, and Anita Pallenberg), and his own personal problems (including severe drug and alcohol abuse). As a result of all this, Jones contributed little to the Stones' music after 1967; his final album with the band, ''Music/LetItBleed'', features him on just two tracks (congas on "Midnight Rambler" and autoharp on "You Got The Silver").


In 1967, Jones wrote and performed the film soundtrack to the German crime thriller ''A Degree Of Murder'', starring his then-girlfriend Anita Pallenberg. Unfortunately, it hasn't received an official release to this day. The following year, Jones discovered and recorded with the Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco. The resulting album, ''Music/BrianJonesPresentsThePipesOfPanAtJajouka'', was released posthumously in 1971, and is Jones' only official solo release.

to:

In 1967, Jones wrote and performed the film soundtrack to the German crime thriller ''A Degree Of of Murder'', starring his then-girlfriend Anita Pallenberg. Unfortunately, it hasn't received an official release to this day. The following year, Jones discovered and recorded with the Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco. The resulting album, ''Music/BrianJonesPresentsThePipesOfPanAtJajouka'', was released posthumously in 1971, and is Jones' only official solo release.



* InMemoriam: [[invoked]] The 1969 compilation ''Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)'' is dedicated to the then recently-deceased Jones, and the sleeve notes include an epitaph that he'd composed himself. The epitaph can be seen on the top of this page.



* OutlivedItsCreator: [[invoked]] The Rolling Stones has outlived Brian Jones by around 45 years.



* ShortLivedBigImpact: [[invoked]] Not just with the Stones, but with the culture of TheSixties.



--> ''His Majesty, Prince Jones smiled''
--> ''As he moved among the crowd''

to:

--> ---> ''His Majesty, Prince Jones smiled''
-->
smiled''\\
''As he moved among the crowd''



* SoloSideProject: Jones wrote the soundtrack to the film ''[[CultSoundtrack A Degree Of Murder]]'' in 1967, and produced the album ''Music/BrianJonesPresentsThePipesOfPanAtJajouka'', posthumously released in 1971.

to:

* SoloSideProject: Jones wrote the soundtrack to the film ''[[CultSoundtrack A Degree Of of Murder]]'' in 1967, and produced the album ''Music/BrianJonesPresentsThePipesOfPanAtJajouka'', posthumously released in 1971.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Jones sang co-lead vocals on one Stones song: "Walking The Dog" from [[Music/TheRollingStones1964 their debut album]]. He also sang backup on a number of their early recordings.

to:

* StepUpToTheMicrophone: StepUpToTheMicrophone:
**
Jones sang co-lead vocals on one Stones song: "Walking The Dog" from [[Music/TheRollingStones1964 their debut album]]. He also sang backup on a number of their early recordings.


[[quoteright:338:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brianjones_8065.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:338:Brian Jones circa 1964 with his signature Vox Mark VI guitar.]]

to:

[[quoteright:338:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brianjones_8065.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:338:Brian [[caption-width-right:300:Brian Jones circa 1964 1964, with his signature Vox Mark VI guitar.]]


** Jones also plays percussion on "All Along The Watchtower" from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' by Music/TheJimiHendrixExperience. He had also originally played piano on the song, but as he was intoxicated during recording, his superb natural musical abilities failed him for once, and his piano playing was eventually mixed out.

to:

** Jones also plays percussion on "All Along The Watchtower" from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' by Music/TheJimiHendrixExperience.The Music/JimiHendrix Experience. He had also originally played piano on the song, but as he was intoxicated during recording, his superb natural musical abilities failed him for once, and his piano playing was eventually mixed out.



Showing 15 edit(s) of 51

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report