Brian Cole

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Brian Cole
Birth nameBrian Leslie Cole
Born(1942-09-08)September 8, 1942
Tacoma, Washington, United States
DiedAugust 2, 1972(1972-08-02) (aged 29)
Los Angeles, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, vocalist
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsThe Association

Brian Cole (September 8, 1942 – August 2, 1972) was the bass guitar player and one of the founding members of the 1960s folk rock band The Association.[1]

Cole died in Los Angeles of a heroin overdose at the age of 29.[2] He had three sons, Jordan, Chandler, and Brant. Jordan Cole is now a member of The Association, providing keyboards, guitar, vocals and drums.[3] Brant Cole is a drummer for the Los Angeles-based band, Briana and the Fates.


  1. ^ Simmonds, Jeremy (2003). The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches. Chicago Review Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-1556527548.
  2. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. Random House. p. 226. ISBN 978-0823076772.
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Brian Cole Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 7, 2012.