July 3rd, 1969: Brian Jones drowns while under the influence of drugs and alcohol

Music 27/06/2016
Brian Jones drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol after taking a midnight swim in his pool, aged 27.

His body was found at the bottom of the pool by his Swedish girlfriend Anna Wohlin. The coroner's report stated "Death by misadventure", and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse.

Jones was one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones and in the early 60’s used the name "Elmo Lewis."