Founded the Rolling Stones. The underrated musical genius among them.more...
Brian was basically in charge of the group in the early days. A lot of people who saw him back then thought that he had even more charisma and prescence than Jagger. His role as group leader was diminished when Andrew Loog Oldham chose to focus more on Mick and Keith and their budding songwriting talents (a ploy to echo the success of Lennon/McCartney, but it did actually work) Brian, who is thought to have suffered from bipolar disorder, spiraled more into drinking and drugs (NOT HARD DRUGS!!! He was very afraid of them, shedding more light on his paranoid tendencies, so remember that before you go pinning him as some drugged-out after-school special) and became less productive in the studio, eventually rarely showing up. This is especially sad because in the earlier days, mostly 1963-1967, he contributed very, VERY innovative musical ideas.
The thing about him was that he was a guitarist along with Keith, but also a multi-instrumentalist. It was said that he could find and obscure instrument and make beautiful music out of it, and the Stones songs that he plays on certainly prove this to be true.
Still, he became more and more alienated from the group, and was busted for pot three times (however, like Mick, Keith, and Beatle George Harrison's arrests, the officer was corrupt so although of course they all did drugs, some evidence was fabricated) and when he couldn't get a visa to tour the US with th...
A verb, meaning the act of telling useless information to another person.
"giraffes can't cough"
"wow, you really know how to Bapp"
A group of five musicians in popular culture that all died at the age of 27 with drug-related deaths. The original four memeber (The Four J's) are:
Brian JONES, February 28, 1942 – July 3, 1969,
JIMI Hendrix, November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970,
JANIS JOPLIN, January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970, and
JIM Morrison, December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971
Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was added after his untimely death in 1994.
Also, there are 18 less-prominent members who also died at 27.
Isn't it weird that Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin joined the 27 Club within 17 days of each other?
The say people use when they are talking about the fact that all Jim Morrison, Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones died at the age of 27.
The myth to Forever 27 or the 27 Club is that all these artists had a white cigarette lighter in their pants pocket, except Jim Morrison because he died in the bathtub however the myth says his lighter was in his back pocket.
All of these people were left handed.
Forever 27 is so insane.
Five of the greatest musicians in human history; Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain; who all we called to heaven in their prime
Forever 27 is an inexplicable yet sobering tragedy
(Terribly overblown in terms of creedance to originality)more...
Nirvana's "trademark" flannel shirts and faded jeans had been worn for years by the "headbangers" who listened to hard rock and heavy metal music. Even in their performance, Nirvana just copied everthing that had gone before;
1. Rebellious cynicism? Rock stars had been doing that for years; it was part of the job.
#2 Smashing their guitars at the end of the performance? Pete Townshend was doing that in 1965.
#3 Cobain's self-destructive tendencies? (Not to make light of this, but) it was the oldest trick in rock music. He even committed suicide at twenty-seven(the same age that Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and numerous other rock stars died). A tragedy--one that made him a "rock martyr"-- but not exactly original. #4 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was never supposed to be profound as most of his fans assumed. The title came after a woman told Cobain that he had the odor of Teen Spirit deodorant. "I thought she was saying I was a person who could inspire," he recalled, "and it turns out she just meant that I smelled like the deodorant".
Granted, the song still had the sort of melody you could find yourself humming on the bus. Then again, I could say the same thing about Paul Evans's awesome 1959 paean to melancholy and sexual frusturation, "Seven Little Girls"(Sitting in the Back Seat)."
Is that treated with the same misplaced reverence? I don't think so!