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.
Cole was born in Tacoma, Washington. He died in Los Angeles, California of a heroin overdose at the age of 29.
He had three sons, Jordan, Chandler, and Brant. Jordan Cole is now a member of The Association, providing keyboards, guitar, vocals and drums. Brant Cole is a drummer for the Los Angeles based band, The Blackout Trust.