One Hand Clapping – Wings

May 26th, 2017 § Comments Off on One Hand Clapping – Wings § permalink

The 1974 Documentary of Paul McCartney’s Wings recording Live in EMI Studios, Abbey Road. Great band!

Karen Hendrix – Say You’ll Stay Forever (1983 song demo)

May 25th, 2017 § Comments Off on Karen Hendrix – Say You’ll Stay Forever (1983 song demo) § permalink

The official Karen Hendrix, Mark Baker, John Jones, songwriting demo of “Say You’ll Stay“, from ESP Studios, Buttonville, 1983.

The machines and the humans. Fairlight CMI, etc. All vocals Karen. Mark on main acoustic guitar. Performed, programmed, recorded and produced, by yours truly.

Say You’ll Stay was a top ten song in 1985 for Priscilla Wright, in Canada, produced by one of my mentors, the legendary Jack Richardson!


Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman!

April 25th, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman! § permalink

All the best wishes and love to my loyal friend, Steve Ferrone. Happy Birthday Steve!

John and Steve

John and Steve

My English/American big brother Stephen, has been a major part of my life since 1991, when we first met in London, during the drum recording session for Ordinary World. Since then, we have been friends and worked together for half of my life, including our years together at Drumroll studios in Burbank in the 00’s!


It is also my long time school friend and music partner Ken Basman’s birthday. Sending love to the Basman’s, and to all of Ken’s friends. Missing Ken very much!

John and Ken

John and Ken

Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview

April 15th, 2017 § Comments Off on Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview § permalink

Some inside information from my colleague and brother, about the cutting edge of guitar land!

Hold On – Alan Frew 1995

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Hold On – Alan Frew 1995 § permalink

What a great performance by Alan Frew and band of Hold On, performing at Canadian Music Week 1995

Alan Frew – lead vocal
Anthony Vanderburg – guitars
Sam Reid – keyboards
Rique Franks – backing vocals
Kojo Ferguson – bass, backing vocals
Mark Kelso – drums

All the Young Dudes

February 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on All the Young Dudes § permalink

Yes. Stage right, I was.

Dwyer & Jones track

February 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on Dwyer & Jones track § permalink

My buddy and groove-mate, Mark Dwyer, led the production of my song, Never Let Us Go, which was recorded in Hammerwood:

Never Let Us Go – John Jones – Songs of 1992

We Can Be Heroes – Bowie, Ronson & Queen

January 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on We Can Be Heroes – Bowie, Ronson & Queen § permalink

I was there, standing stage right. I spent most of the day with Mick Ronson. Later, I played the organ (B3) with Queen and Liza Minnelli. Now I shiver!

The Hollywood Sign – Live at the Troubador

January 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on The Hollywood Sign – Live at the Troubador § permalink

Sean Halley, Richard Martinez, John Jones.

Another Trip Around the Sun – 2016 Article Index

December 31st, 2016 § Comments Off on Another Trip Around the Sun – 2016 Article Index § permalink

Here is a list of all the my news articles from 2016:

• Happy 90th Birthday Sir George Martin!
Heredity – Rational Youth album – Spotify
Jones soft rock songs from black n white album – Spotify
Jones Assorted Rock Songs – Spotify
Under Milk Wood, 1988, Sir George Martin production at AIR Studios
Etat D’Esprit – John Jacques Jones – State of Mind with French lyrics
• MTV Un-plugged with Duran Duran – JJ on piano and vocals
• Ong So Hung – Davinci & Jones – yoga mantra song
Remembering Tohuku 3.11 – Fukushima Nuclear Distaster
Sir George Martin, 1926-2016
It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra & Gordon Jenkins in the studio
Songs from 1993, Vol. 1 –  John Jones solo album of demos
Songs of 1993, Vol. 2 – John Jones solo album of demos
• Making Music, Sir George Martin – JJ chapter on MIDI
Billie Rainbird and Simon Phillips – Songwriting
Steve Orchard in the hood – AIR Studios in Hollywood!
Nick Wood at Skip Saylor Studio – Mixing
Time of the Season – The Zombies
Warren Cuccurullo and Nick Wood in the studio!
Is there a human right to sustenance? Dr. Charles Jones speaks
• Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
the rose vortex sessions – Warren Cuccurullo
Songs of 1992, Vol. 1 – John Jones solo album of demos
• Don’t Give Up! – Alex Ligertwood and Emily Richards for Music is Hope!
Stairway to Taurus – Led Zeppelin versus Spirit
Ken Basman, 1958-2016
• Meninos Do Morumbi & Friends for the Grammy’s
What Happened to Do Unto Others? – Cry – Godley and Cream
Birdland Basman – Songs I played with Ken Basman
New Album from Warren Cuccurullo – Rose Vortex
• Liberty – Duran Duran – 26th Anniversary
• My Antarctica (Duran Duran – Liberty)
My Jumping Jack in the Box (the movie) – music by Nick Rhodes & John Jones
Lay Lady Lay (Duran Duran) – One of my favourite productions
Ocean Way Focusrite and Rupert Neve – A little Neve history
• Lost Again – U.K. Release – Terry McDermott
Dear John (Lennon) – John Jones song to John Lennon
 Songs of 1992, vol. 2 – John Jones solo album of demos
Lost Again – #4 on U.K. chart! – Terry McDermott!
To Sir Dee Long – Happy Birthday!
• Sir George Martin APRS Luncheon in London
Duran Duran Get ASCAP Award
Pertinent Songs: Phoo and Getting Out – John Jones demos
Awesome Rocker – F’ing Awesome band version – john jones demo – Wind Vanes

• Greg Lake, 1947-2016
Bill Price, 1943-2016 – AIR Studios
Merry Happy Christmas from JJ Song Salon
Terry McDermott – Lost Again lyric video by Don Richner
Songs of 1992, Vol. 2 – John Jones solo album of demos
John F. Kennedy Assassination in Dallas film – JJ Travels
I Guess I’ll Have to do it while I’m here – Phils Ochs song
In My Heart George Michael inspired – John Jones song
2016 Index