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:

January
• 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
February
• MTV Un-plugged with Duran Duran – JJ on piano and vocals
March
• 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
April
• 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
May
• Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
• 
the rose vortex sessions – Warren Cuccurullo
• 
Songs of 1992, Vol. 1 – John Jones solo album of demos
June
• Don’t Give Up! – Alex Ligertwood and Emily Richards for Music is Hope!
• 
Stairway to Taurus – Led Zeppelin versus Spirit
• 
Ken Basman, 1958-2016
July
• 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
August
• Liberty – Duran Duran – 26th Anniversary
September
• 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
October
• 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!
November
• 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

December
• 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

I Guess I’ll Have to do it while I’m here

December 29th, 2016 § Comments Off on I Guess I’ll Have to do it while I’m here § permalink

Phil Ochs says it all.

John F. Kennedy Assassination in Dallas

December 29th, 2016 § Comments Off on John F. Kennedy Assassination in Dallas § permalink

A little slide show, of my trip to Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, where President john F. Kennedy was assassinated, in November of 1963. I have always been deeply moved by the tragedy, and even more, by visiting the scene of the crime.

The music is mine, an instrumental version of Inside, from the black n white album…