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John Paul Jones’ birthday
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John Paul Jones (born 3 January 1946) is an English multi-#instrumentalist, #songwriter, #composer, arranger and record #producer. Best known as the #bassist, #keyboardist, and co-#songwriter for the #rock band Led Zeppelin, Jones has since developed a solo career. A versatile musician, Jones also plays organ, guitar, koto, lap steel guitars, mandolin, autoharp, violin, ukulele, sitar, cello, continuum and recorder.
According to AllMusic, Jones „has left his mark on rock & roll music history as an innovative musician, arranger, and director.” Jones is part of the band Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme and Dave Grohl, in which he plays bass guitar, keyboards, and other instruments. In 2014, Jones ranked first on Paste magazine’s list of „20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists.”
Jones was responsible for the classic bass lines of the group, notably those in „Ramble On” and „The Lemon Song” (Led Zeppelin II), and shifting time signatures, such as those in „Black Dog” (Led Zeppelin IV). As half of Led Zeppelin’s rhythm section with drummer John Bonham, Jones shared an appreciation for funk and soul rhythmic grooves which strengthened and enhanced their musical affinity.