In return, she signed an agreement that the matter was now closed and she would make no statement about Brian Jones or the child to the public or the press.

The undated statement was signed by Molloy and witnessed by Mick Jagger.

Jones persuaded his parents to buy him a saxophone, and two years later his parents gave him his first acoustic guitar as a 17th birthday present.

Jones attended local schools, including Dean Close School, from September 1949 to July 1953 and Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys, which he entered in September 1953 after passing the Eleven-plus exam.

Although he was originally the leader of what was supposed to be a blues-oriented band, Jones' fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards took over the band's musical direction, especially after they became a successful songwriting team. he was very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it – highly intelligent – and just kind of wasted it and blew it all away." Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born in the Park Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on 28 February 1942.

Jones developed a serious drug problem over the years and his role in the band steadily diminished. An attack of croup at the age of four left him with asthma, which lasted for the rest of his life.

at 102 Edith Grove, Chelsea, with James Phelge, a future photographer whose name was used in some of the group's early "Nanker/Phelge" writing credits.

Jones and Richards spent day after day playing guitar while listening to blues records (notably Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf).

Jones' and Stewart's acceptance of Richards and the Chuck Berry songs he wanted to play coincided with the departure of blues purists Geoff Bradford and Brian Knight, who had no tolerance for Chuck Berry.

As Keith Richards tells it, Jones came up with the name the "Rollin' Stones" (later with the 'g') while on the phone with a venue owner.

He enjoyed badminton and diving at school and attained first clarinet in the school orchestra.