- Paul Jones (singer)
Name =Paul Jones
Birth_name =Paul Pond
Born =24 February 1942, in
Genre =Pop music
Years_active =1960s - present
Manfred Mann Eric Clapton's Powerhouse The Blues Band The Manfreds
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).
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 Shrimptonin 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 Clouda New York based session group featuring Teddy Wender on keyboards and Kenny Kosek on fiddle! [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=106764 Privilege - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - New York Times ] ] 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 radioprogrammes focusing mainly on rhythm and blues, notably a long-running weekly show on BBC Radio 2.
Jones met and married the actress
Fiona Hendleyin the mid-1980s. The pair were converted to Christianityaround the same time, and in the 1990s toured Britain with a gospel show discussing their faith. Together they present "The 700 Club With Paul and Fiona", a UK version of Pat Robertson's " The 700 Club".
He is also a member of
The Blues Bandand The Manfreds, a group reuniting many original members of Manfred Mann, and has also played harmonica as a session musicianon recordings by Gerry Rafferty, Dave Edmunds, Katie Meluaand others.
Paul is the father of the writer Matt Jones.
Paul Jones and his wife also starred in "The Intruder" by the "Bledlow Ridge" company.
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/jones/ Paul Jones' BBC Radio 2 show]
*http://www.themanfreds.com/biogs_paul_jones.htm The Manfreds
*http://www.thebluesband.com/biographies_paul_jones.htm The Blues Band
*imdb name|0428990|Paul Jones
* [http://www.rfaaplymouth.org/talhandaq/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=9&pos=32] Paul Pond at school.
* [http://www.willybrauch.de/discographies/paul%20jones/liste_singles.htm Paul Jones Discography]
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