48 Years Ago Today - "Death By Misadventure"

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Things were not going well for Brian Jones in the summer of 1969.

He had developed a serious drug problem over the years and his role in The Rolling Stones steadily diminished. By June of 1969 the band asked Jones to leave, and guitarist Mick Taylor took his place in the group. 

Less than a month later Jones would be dead. 

On July 3rd 1969, Brian Jones was discovered motionless at the bottom of his swimming pool at Cotchford, England Farm. 

His Swedish girlfriend, Anna Wohlin, was convinced Jones was alive when he was taken out of the pool, insisting he still had a pulse. However, by the time the doctors arrived it was too late and he was pronounced dead. He was 27.

The coroner's report stated "death by misadventure" and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse.

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