Jack Jones

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Horror Television Vocals
Descriptive "tags": jazz swing oldies pop easy listening american 60s vocal jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

John Allan Jones, 14 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular singer from the early 60s, Jones has one of the finest, and most versatile, light baritone voices in easy listening popular music. The son of actress Irene Hervey and actor/vocalist Allan Jones, Jack studied singing while still at high school. After graduation in 1957, he joined his father’s act, making his first appearance at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas. He left after eight months, and worked in small clubs and lounges, even bowling alleys, and also appeared in the minor musical film Juke Box Rhythm. Jones was spotted, third on the bill in a San Francisco club, by arranger-conductor Pete King, who recommended him to Kapp Records. Shortly afterwards, Jones started a six-month stint in the US Air Force, and, during that time, recorded ‘Lollipops And Roses’, which won him a Grammy in 1962 for Best Performance By A Male Singer. Cash Box magazine voted him Most Promising...

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