publication date: Thursday, January 31, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Music

clue: He founded one of the world's biggest "rock" bands, and he didn't have long to regret being fired by them.

explanation: Jones created the Rolling Stones. He was gradually pushed out of a leadership role by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. He died less than a month after being fired from the band in 1969. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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