John Paul Jones


John Paul Jones was born in Sidcup, England, United Kingdom on January 3rd, 1946 and is the Bassist. At the age of 78, John Paul Jones biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
John Baldwin, John Paul Jones, JPJ, Jonesy, John Richard Baldwin
Date of Birth
January 3, 1946
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Sidcup, England, United Kingdom
78 years old
Zodiac Sign
$90 Million
Banjoist, Bassist, Composer, Guitarist, Record Producer, Songwriter
John Paul Jones Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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Christ’s College
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Maureen Jones
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Dating / Affair
Morgana Welch, Maxine Entwistle, Maureen Jones (1965-Present)
Joe Baldwin
John Paul Jones Life

John Baldwin (born 3 January 1946), better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English musician and record producer who performed with the rock band Led Zeppelin as the bassist and keyboardist.

He was a session singer and arranger long before forming the band with Jimmy Page in 1968.

Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980 after drummer John Bonham's death, and Jones embarked on solo career.

Josh Homme and Dave Grohl of Them Crooked Vultures have worked with musicians from a variety of genres, including Josh Homme and Dave Grohl of the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.


John Paul Jones Career


Jones often crossed paths with guitarist Jimmy Page, a fellow session veteran, during his time as a session player. Page joined The Yardbirds in June 1966 and was involved in the creation of Little Games in 1967. Jones expressed an interest in any of the guitarist's forthcoming ventures during the sessions on Donovan's The Hurdy Gurdy Man, a man who had expressed an interest in the following winter. The Yardbirds disbanded later this year, leaving Page and bassist Chris Dreja to complete previously booked Yardbirds dates in Scandinavia. Dreja was left to take up photography before a new band could be assembled. Jones, at the behest of his wife, told Page about the open position, and the guitarist eagerly welcomed Jones to collaborate.

Page later explained:

Vocalist Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham joined the two musicians to form a quartet. The band, initially referred to as the "New Yardbirds" for the Scandinavian dates, quickly became Led Zeppelin.

Jones was responsible for the group's classic bass lines, including those in "Ramble On" and "The Lemon Song" (Led Zeppelin II), as well as others in "Led Zeppelin IV). Led Zeppelin's rhythm section, with drummer John Bonham, Jones, expressed an admiration for funk and soul rhythmic grooves, which enhanced and enhanced their musical connection. Jones remarked on the common musical passion in a interview with Global Bass magazine: he shared this curiosity

Jones switched from touring in 1975 to custom-designed Alembic basses for touring after relocating his Fender Jazz Bass (which he had been using since his days with The Shadows in the early 1960s). However, he still used the Jazz Bass in the studio, and in a 2010 interview, he said that he still had the bass at the time. Jones' keyboard skills gave Led Zeppelin a more versatile style than simply a hard rock band. The delicate "The Rain Song" (Houses of the Holy) performed on a Mellotron, the funky "Under Foot" portrayed on a Clavinet (Physical Graffiti), and "Kashmir" played on a Mellotron were among the keyboard highlights; the eastern scales of "Kashmir" were also on a Mellotron (also on Physical Graffiti). Jones' keyboard showpiece in live performances was "No Quarter," often featuring snatches of "Amazing Grace" by Miles Davis' "Concierto de Aranjuez," which inspired Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain and variations of classical works by composers such as Rachmaninoff.

Jones' many contributions to the group included the use of various musical devices, including an unusual triple-necked acoustic guitar made up of a six and a twelve string guitar as well as a mandolin. When playing keyboards and man Einblick, Jones would often use bass pedals to supplement the band's sound. Jones would perform lead vocals on "The Battle of Evermore" on the band's 1977 tour of the United States, filling in for Sandy Denny, who had performed on the studio version.

Although most members of Led Zeppelin had a reputation for off-stage excess (a term that has since been criticized), Jones was widely believed to be the most reserved and reserved of the group. Jones has admitted that he had just as much fun on the road as his peers, but was more forthcoming about it, saying, "I did more drugs than I care to recall." "I just did it quietly." "The smartest guy in Led Zeppelin was John Paul Jones," Benoit Gautier, a Led Zeppelin employee, echoed this belief, saying that "The smartest guy in Led Zeppelin was John Paul Jones."


He never got caught in an embarrassing situation."

Jones said in an interview that Led Zeppelin's fame was not something he ever became preoccupied wi

Jones, who had endured lengthy tours and long stretches of time away from his family, began to exhibit signs of disillusionment in late 1973. He considered quitting Led Zeppelin to spend more time with his family, but band leader Peter Grant suggested that returning to the band as a child. In several outlets, he joked that he was interested in becoming the choirmaster of Winchester Cathedral, which was confirmed as fact.

Jones later explained his reservations:

According to reports, Led Zeppelin's album Presence "Royal Orleans" refers to an encounter Jones had on tour in the United States. The album is about a man who mistakenly takes a drag queen to his hotel room, but then falls asleep with a piece of marijuana in hand, lighting the room on fire. The name of a hotel where Led Zeppelin's members stayed when they visited New Orleans was "Royal Orleans" was the word that came to mind because not as many people asked for autographs there. Jones reaffirmed the rumors in an interview with Mojo magazine in 2007, saying: "It's true" is a story that has been sent.

Jones' relationship with Led Zeppelin did not put a halt to his session work. On The Family Dogg's A Way of Life album, he returned to the studio to play bass guitar. Madeline Bell was her first choice to produce and arrange her 1974 album Comin' Atcha. He has also appeared on the opening track for Roy Harper's HQ, which also featured guitarist David Gilmour. Among Wings' Rockestra, Back to the Egg, and Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham appear on stage.

In 1980, Led Zeppelin was dissolved following the death of John Bonham. "I had just moved to Devon to pick up my family at the time that John died," Jones recalled. "I was completely out of it after the break." And I must admit that I didn't miss it."

Jones later collaborated with artists such as Diamanda Galás, R.E.M., Jars of Clay, Ben E. King, Beware, Lenny Kravitz, Cinderella, The Mission, La Fura dels Baus, Brian Eno, the Butthole Surfers, and Uncle Earl.

Paul McCartney appeared on sessions and videos, and he was also involved in the film Give My Regards to Broad Street. Jones was asked by director Michael Winner to produce the soundtrack for the film Scream for Help in 1985, with Jimmy Page appearing on two tracks. For two of the songs, Jones appears. Diamanda Galás' 1994 album, The Sporting Life, was released and toured (co-credited to John Paul Jones). Jones joined Page and Plant in 1985, with Phil Collins and Tony Thompson on drums. On the 14th anniversary concert of Atlantic Records, the former participants were reformed for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary celebration on May 14th. With John Bonham's son Jason, the event was called off by Page, Plant and Jones. Jones arranged the orchestration on the R.E.M. in 1992. The People's album is a tribute to the people.

The band The Road Home, a 1995 tribute album, was released in a live acoustic album. Jones created it and featured him on several instruments. Andrew Lawrence-King's Harp Consort released a collection of three Spanish language songs in Jones' own composition in the 17th-century style, as well as baroque instruments such as harps, chitarrone, guitars, viola da gamba, and percussion (this 10-minute CD, titled Amores Pasados, was included on The Harp Consort's debut album, Luz y Norte).

Zooma, Robert Fripp's debut solo album, was released in September 1999 on Robert Fripp's DGM label and then followed by The Thunderthief in 2001. Both albums were supported by tours, in which he performed with Nick Beggs (Chapman Stick) and Terl Bryant (drums).

He toured with Mutual Admiration Society in 2004 (the front man for the band Toad the Sprocket) and the members of Nickel Creek.

In Your Honor, Jones appears on two Foo Fighters' albums In Your Honor. On "Another Round" and "Miracle," he plays mandolin, both of which are on the acoustic album. Dave Grohl, the band's frontman, (and a huge Led Zeppelin fan), has described Jones' guest appearance as the "second most thing to happen to me in my life."

He has also worked as a record producer, releasing albums including Children, The Mission's Second Album Outta Sight, Outta Mind (2004), and Uncle Earl's Waterloo, Tennessee, an Old-time music collection, which was released on Rounder Records in March 2007.

In May 2007, he assisted Robyn Hitchcock and Ruby Wright in performing the song "Gigolo Aunt" in London, which he did on mandolin.

He appeared in Bonnaroo, 2007 as part of the festival's all-star Super-Jam, which is the festival's annual tradition of bringing together well-known, world-class performers to jam on stage for a few hours. During the festival "Look at Miss Ohio" and a preview of Johnny Cash's "Jackson," Jones appeared and played mandolin with Gillian Welch. He appeared on "Dazed and Confused" during Ben Harper's on-set. Jones played "Moby Dick" and then "Livin Lovin Maid" on bass and "No Quarter" in Gov't Mule's first set, then proceeded to play keyboards on "Since I've Been Loving You" and "No Quarter." Jones performed on mandolin with Uncle Earl, an all-female bluegrass band whose album he had released in 2007.

At the MerleFest in North Carolina in April 2007, Mandolin-slinging Jones jammed on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" with Winnipeg's vivacious Duhks.

On December 10, 2007, Jones appeared in the Led Zeppelin reunion exhibition at London's O2 Arena as part of a salute to Ahmet Ertegun.

Sara Watkins, a nickel Creek singer-fiddler, released her debut solo album in 2008. Jones toured with Watkins, Glen Phillips, and the rest of Nickel Creek in late 2004 as part of the Mutual Admiration Society, as previously mentioned.

Jones appeared on the Grammy Awards on February 10, 2008, when he played the orchestral part of the song "The Pretender." Jones and Jimmy Page appeared with the Foo Fighters in Wem Higher on June 7, 2008, to close the band's show at Wembley Stadium. Jones appeared on Sonic Youth and Takehisa Kosugi, as the stage musician for Merce Cunningham's Nearly 90, which appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from 16-19 April 2009.

He was a member of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme's supergroup Them Crooked Vultures from 2009-2010. On August 9, 2009, the trio performed their first show together at the Metro in Chicago, and their first album was released on September 17th.

In February and March 2011, he appeared in the onstage band in Mark-Anthon Turnage's opera Anna Nicole Smith about Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London. He appeared at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2011 to perform with Seasick Steve. Jones appeared at the Sunflower Jam charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 16, 2012, with guitarist Brian May of Queen, drummer Ian Paice of Deep Purple, and vocalist Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.

Jones with the Norwegian avant-garde/improvisational band Supersilent toured the UK in November 2012. Jones appeared on bass, guitar, and mandolin with Robyn Hitchcock as 'Biscotti' at Cecil Sharp House, London, on December 6, 2012. Jones appeared live on BBC TV show Later... with Jools Holland, playing bass for Seasick Steve on "Down on the Farm" from Seasick Steve's latest album Hubcap Music on June 30, 2013. Jones performed with Seasick Steve at a concert at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, on May 1st 2013. Jones played bass, mandolin, and steel guitar, as well as vocals for Seasick Steve as a member of "the best rock band ever."

Jones played guitar on Saturday 29th June 2013 when he was not playing with Rokia Traoré, who opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. On the West Holt stage at the same festival, he also benefited Seasick Steve. Jones played mandolin with the Dave Rawlings Machine on a seven-day tour of Southeast US in November 2013. The Atlanta show (21 November 2013) featured a version of Led Zeppelin's "Going to California," which was on display at the Atlanta gallery. In fall 2014, Jones also traveled with the Dave Rawlings Machine. Jones, along with Queen drummer Roger Taylor, appeared onstage in Milton Keynes on September 5, 2015, as part of Queen's "Under Pressure," with Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl performing. He created three lute songs for John Potter's 2015 album Amores Pasados, Anna Maria Friman, Ariel Abramovich, and Jacob Herringman, breaking with convention.

Jones formed the "Sons of Chipotle" with Finnish Cellist Anssi Karttunen in 2019. In September of this year, the group premiered in Tokyo, Japan, with a pair of live concerts. Jim O'Rourke and Otomo Yoshihide were among the performers on the Tokyo shows for the first time in the United States at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, but the COVID-19 outbreak had to cancel them in March 2020.