Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones (28 February 1942 — 3 July 1969) was an English musician and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. Original Stones bassist Bill Wyman said of Jones, "He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. … Very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it — highly intelligent — and just kind of wasted it and blew it all away.