John Paul Jones (UK rock musician of Led Zeppelin & Them Crooked Vultures)

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Legal name: John Baldwin (aka John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin))


John Baldwin (born 3 January 1946), known by the stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. Best known as the bassist, keyboardist, and co-songwriter for English 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 the three over-dubbed recorder parts heard on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven".

According to AllMusic, Jones "has left his mark on rock & roll music history as an innovative musician, arranger, and director." Many notable rock bassists have been influenced by John Paul Jones, including John Deacon, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Flea, Gene Simmons, and Krist Novoselic. 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 in The "20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists" in Paste magazine.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Sporting Life Diamanda Galás with John Paul Jones 3
1999 Zooma John Paul Jones 2
2006 The Thunderthief John Paul Jones 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 No Introduction Necessary Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones & Albert Lee 6
1998 The Masters: No Introduction Required Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones 1
2003 Rock and Roll Highway Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones & John Bonham 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Do You Take This Man? Diamanda Galás with John Paul Jones 1
Baja/A Foggy Day in Vietnam John Paul Jones 1

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