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Born January 3rd 1946, John Paul Jones became a prolific musical director and arranger of a huge range of prominent sixties artist before forming Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page in 1968. Since 1980 his collaborators have included Paul McCartney, La Fura Dels Baus, Brian Eno, The Butthole Surfers and Diamanda Galas. His debut solo album Zooma was released in September 1999, followed by The Thunderthief in 2001.

1960
organist and choirmaster (age 14) joined father's danceband

1961
formed bands at school, played U.S. Airforce bases in England

1962
turned professional, various bands touring clubs, theatres, U.S. bases, etc.

1964
musical director for
ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM

1964
arranged for
THE ROLLING STONES, P.P. ARNOLD, BILLY NICHOLS, TWICE AS MUCH, NICO, LIONEL BART, ANDREW OLDHAM ORCHESTRA

1965
musical director for
ROBERT STIGWOOD
arranged for
MIKE BERRY THE OUTLAWS SIMON KING

1966
musical director for
MICKEY MOST
arranged for
THE ROLLING STONES, P.P. ARNOLD, BILLY NICHOLS, TWICE AS MUCH, NICO, LIONEL BART, ANDREW OLDHAM ORCHESTRA
arranged for
MIKE BERRY THE OUTLAWS SIMON KING

1966
musical director for
MICKEY MOST

1966
arranged for
HERMANS HERMITS (A Kind of Hush, No Milk Today, etc.)
DONOVAN (Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man, etc.)
LULU (Boat That I Row, To Sir With Love, etc)
JEFF BECK (Hi-Ho Silver Lining, Love Is Blue, Beck's Bolero, Truth album)
YARDBIRDS (Little Games, Ten Little Indians, etc.)
JULIE FELIX album
FRANCOISE HARDY album
GRAHAM GOULDMAN album
1966/7/8
arranged for
CLIFF RICHARD, MARC BOLAN, CAT STEVENS, THE ROLLING STONES, P.J. PROBY, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, ANITA HARRIS, WAYNE FONTANA & THE MINDBENDERS, FREDDIE & THE DREAMERS, SHE TRINITY, AMORY KANE, FRUGAL SOUND, THE MIGHTY AVENGERS, AFFINITY, FAMILY DOG, THE GREENBEATS, MADELINE BELL, MAGIC LANTERNS, PETER & GORDON, DOWNLINERS SECT, etc
1966/7/8
played for
TOM JONES, EVERLY BROTHERS, BURT BACHARACH, SAMMY DAVIS, PAULA ANKA, DEL SHANNON, ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINK, WALKER BROTHERS, MEMPHIS SLIM, ETTA JAMES, CHAMPION JACK DUPREE, PEARL BAILEY, DINAH WASHINGTON, KATHY KIRBY, JAY & THE AMERICANS, PAUL & BARRY RYAN, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, THE SUPREMES, BO DIDDLEY, DETROIT SPINNERS, SHIRLEY BASSEY, SUE & SUNNY, CLAUDE FRANCOIS, MICHEL POLNAREFF, EDDIE MITCHELL, GEORGE MARTIN + many 100's of Recordings, Film and T.V. Sessions.

1968
formed
LED ZEPPELIN with JIMMY PAGE

1969-1980
LED ZEPPELIN 9 albums 1 film 26 tours

1973
produced
MADELINE BELL album "COMIN'ATCHA"

1981
set up 24 track electronic music studio in Devon

1982
taught
Electronic composition at DARTINGTON COLLEGE OF ARTS, DEVON

1983
appeared
GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET film: PAUL McCartney

1984
commission
JIM FULKERSON trombone and tape for HUDDERSFIELD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

1984/5
film score
"SCREAM FOR HELP" LORIMAR

1985
produced/eng.
"SCREAM FOR HELP" album (Jon Anderson, Madeline Bell)

1986
commission
ODYSSEUS theme music Award-winning 13 part serial B.B.C. TV
commission
ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION for ALMEIDA FESTIVAL
CHRISTOPHER BOWERS-BROADBENT organ and tape

1986
produced/eng.
JOHN RENBOURN/STEFAN GROSSMAN album "THREE KINGDOMS"

1986/7
produced
BEN E. KING album "SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME"

1987/8
produced
THE MISSION album "CHILDREN"

1988
commission
Track for BRIAN ENO album "MUSIC FOR FILMS III"

1986
produced/eng.
JOHN RENBOURN/STEFAN GROSSMAN album "THREE KINGDOMS"

1989
commission
"AMORES PASADOS" for RED BYRD and ARTS COUNCIL for BREMEN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL on FACTORY RECORDS

1990
arrangements
CINDERELLA album

1990
produced
LA FURA DEL BAUS album "NOUN"

1990
produced
JACINDA JONES album

1991
set up 32 track digital electronic music studio near BATH

1991
composed/produced
One hour Multimedia show for MERCEDES-BENZ launch

1991
composed/produced
MD for SPANISH PAVILLION, SEVILLE EXPO 1992

1992
commission
RICARDO GALLARDO "MACONDO" steel and drum tape for SONIC ARTS

1992
commission
REBECCA ALLEN /ANIMATICA SPAIN computer animation piece

1992
commission
MONDRIAN QUARTET string Quartet "MAASTRICT TIME" for ZEALAND
MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE HAGUE

1992
arranged/performed
PETER GABRIEL album " US "

1992
performed
BRIAN ENO album "NERVE NET"

1992
arrangements
R.E.M. album "AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE" - 'Everybody Hurts', 'Drive', 'Nightswimming' and 'The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'

1992
produced
BUTTHOLE SURFERS ALBUM "INDEPENDENT WORM SALOON"

1993
film score
"RISK" dir. DEIRDRE FISHEL w/ KAREN SILLAS

1993
arranged
Strings for "RAGING SLAB" album

1993
composed
"THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB" - Award winning animation

1993
performed
MTV Music Awards with LENNY KRAVITZ

1994
produced/performed
collaborative album with DIAMANDA GALAS
"THE SPORTING LIFE"

1994
performed
World tour with DIAMANDA GALAS

1994
produced/performed
live album with HEART

1995
produced
"FORGET" - debut album by US band ELEPHANT RIDE

1996
writing
material for new solo album

1996
built and set up new recording studio in LONDON

1998
recording
first solo album

1999
produced/performed
"ZOOMA" by John Paul Jones and world tour.
2000 Touring in support of Zooma
2001 produced / performed "The Thunderthief" by John Paul Jones
2001 Co-Headline tour of US with King Crimson
2002 performed Concert for the Mines Advisory Group, Manchester, England
2002 performed with Julie Felix
2003 performed with Robyn Hitchcock, London, England
2003 performed Toured Japan as Special Guest of 'Guitar Wars' (also featuring Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert & Steve Hackett)
2003 performed with Steve Hackett
2004 performed as part of John Cage's 'Musicircus', The Barbican, London

2004
produced
THE DATSUNS album “Outta Sight Outta Mind”

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