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JACK JONES

BIOGRAPHY
 
Jack Jones

An American jazz and pop singer. He was one of the most popular vocalists of the 1960s.

Son of singer Alan Jones who mainly appeared in the ’Marx Brothers Films’.

Jack Jones, a ballad singer charted with ’Wives And Lovers’ and is also known for singing ’The Love Boat' Theme.

His father had a huge hit with the ’Donkey Serenade’ the same year that Jack Jones was born.

Jones won two Grammy Awards. He performs concerts around the world and remains popular in Las Vegas.

Wives And Lovers (1964 Grammy Award, Best Pop Male Performance)
Lollipops and Roses (1962, Grammy Award, Best Pop Male Performance)

Since 1980, he has recorded only a handful of albums, and now performs in various concert arenas and occasionally appears on the supper-club circuit. He has performed all over the world and has a large following in England, a place he visits almost every year. He even recorded an album there: Live at the London Palladium, that was released in 1995 by the label Emporio. Jones is also well regarded in Japan, where a lot of his old records were released on CD.

Jack Jones made his movie debut in Juke Box Rhythm (1959), a rock and roll exploitation production. He is Riff Manton, a young singer who is involved romantically with a princess (Jo Morrow). Jack sings three songs. Others performers featured were The Earl Grant Trio, Johnny Otis & His Band and The Treniers.

In the second half of the sixties, Jones had a well-publicized relationship with actress Jill St. John and the two were briefly married. In the early seventies, Jones dated Gretchen Roberts.

Next, he was linked romantically to British actress Susan George. After that, he was involved with Kathy Simmons. From 1982 to 2005 he was married to British-born Kim Ely and they had a daughter, Nicole (born in 1991). The singer has another daughter, Crystal Thomas, from a former marriage. Jack Jones now lives in La Quinta, a resort city in Riverside County, California.

Hits include.

"Lollipops and Roses", 1962,
"Call Me Irresponsible", 1963,
"Wives and Lovers" / "Toys in the Attic", 1963,
"Love With the Proper Stranger", 1964,
"The First Night of the Full Moon", 1964,
"Where Love Has Gone", 1964,
"Dear Heart", 1964,
"The Race Is On", 1965,
"Seein' the Right Love Go Wrong", 1965,
"Just Yesterday", 1965,
"Love Bug", 1965,
"The Impossible Dream (The Quest)", 1966,
"A Day In the Life of a Fool", 1966,
"Lady", 1967,
"I'm Indestructible", 1967,
"Now I Know", 1967,
"Our Song", 1967,
"Live for Life", 1967,

Albums include.

This Love of Mine (1959)
Shall We Dance? (1961)
This Was My Love (1961)
I've Got a Lot of Livin' To Do (1961)
Gift of Love (1962)
Call Me Irresponsible (1963)
She Loves Me (1963)
Wives and Lovers (1963)
Bewitched (1964)
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
The Jack Jones Christmas Album (1964)
Dear Heart (1965)
My Kind of Town (1965)
There's Love & There's Love & There's Love (1965)
For the 'In' Crowd (1966)
The Impossible Dream (1966)
Jack Jones Sings (1966)
Lady (1967)
Our Song (1967, Kapp)
What the World Needs Now is Love! (1968)
Curtain Time (1968)
Jack Jones in Hollywood (1968)
Without Her (1968)
If You Ever Leave Me (1968)
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom [Soundtrack] (1968)
L.A. Break Down (1969)
Where is Love? (1969)
A Jack Jones Christmas (1969)
A Time for Us (1970)
In Person at The Sands (1970)
Jack Jones Sings Michel Legrand (1971)
A Song for You (1972)
Bread Winners (1972)
Together (1973)
Harbour (1974)
Write Me a Love Song, Charlie (1974)
What I Did for Love (1975)
The Full Life (1977)
With One More Look at You (1977)
Nobody Does It Better (1979)
Don't Stop Now (1980)
Jack Jones (1982)
I Am a Singer (1987)
The Gershwin Album (1992)
Live at the London Palladium (1995)
New Jack Swing (1997, Honest)
Paints a Tribute to Tony Bennett (1998)

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