Tuesday, December 2, 2008


THAT LAST BLOG LEADS ME TO THIS ONE, PAUL JONES!!!!!!!!!Paul Jones (born Paul Pond, 24 February 1942, in PortsmouthEngland) is an English singeractorharmonica player, and radio andtelevision presenter.

In 1962 Jones became resident singer with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated (alongside Long John Baldry, both towering out above a shorter third vocalist, an aspiring Michael 'Mick' Jagger).

Jones then went on to be the vocalist and harmonica player of the successful 1960s group Manfred Mann. He had several Top Ten hits with Manfred Mann before going solo in 1966.

He was less successful without the band than they were with his replacement but did have a few hits, notably with 'High Time' (1966) and 'I've Been a Bad, Bad Boy' and 'Thinkin' Ain't For Me' (both 1967) before attempting to branch into acting.

His performance opposite model Jean Shrimpton in 1967 film Privilege, directed by Peter Watkins, did not bring the hoped-for stardom, although the film, a satirically dystopian view of the pop world, later became something of a cult classic. In 1972 Paul recorded "Crucifix in a Horseshoe" with White Cloud a New York based session group featuring Teddy Wender on keyboards and Kenny Kosek on fiddle![1] It was not until the 1990s that Jones became a familiar face on television in the children's series, Uncle Jack. In the meantime, he enjoyed a parallel career as presenter of radio programmes focusing mainly on rhythm and blues, notably a long-running weekly show on BBC Radio 2.

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