Paul Adrian; né Pond JONES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1942-02-24
Education Portsmouth GS, Edinburgh Acad, Jesus Coll Oxford
Books & Publications
Recreations music, books, walking, food, conversation, patron Cranleigh Arts Centre, Nat Jazz Archive
Clubs N/A
Style Paul Jones, Esq
Career singer, musician, composer, actor, writer and presenter; memb: Br Actors' Equity, Musicians' Union, Br Acad of Songwriters, Composers and Authors; >ir< gp lead singer Manfred Mann 1962-66 (composer The One in the Middle, 5-4-3-2-1 for TV pop show Ready Steady Go! and others), solo singer 1966-; memb: The Blues Band 1979-, The Manfreds 1994-; songs recorded by numerous artists incl Helen Shapiro and Eric Clapton, has played harmonica for other recording artists, TV and TV advertisements, Royal Ballet Sinfonia featured soloist Street (world premiere) 1993; composer of theme music incl: BBC TV series The Wednesday Play and Fighting Back, films Privilege, The Committee and Intimate Reflections, BBC documentary The Last Vacation; >ir< incl: debut as Jack Argue in Muzeeka (Open Space Theatre) 1969, Conduct Unbecoming (Queen's Theatre 1969-70, Ethel Barrymore Theatre NY 1970-71), The Banana Box (Apollo Theatre) 1973, Pippin (Her Majesty's Theatre) 1973-74, Hamlet (Ludlow Festival) 1976, Drake's Dream (Shaftesbury and Westminster Theatres) 1977-78, Cats (New London Theatre) 1982, The Beggar's Opera/Guys and Dolls (Nat Theatre) 1982-83, The Pyjama Game (Leicester Haymarket and tour) 1985-86, Kiss Me Kate (RSC Stratford and tour, Old Vic) 1987, Julius Caesar (Ludlow Festival) 1989; >ir< Privilege 1966, The Committee 1968, Demons of the Mind 1971, The Blues Band 1980; >ir< incl: Top of the Pops, Ready Steady Go! (and other pop shows), A Bit of Discretion (Yorkshire TV) 1968, Square One (LWT) 1971, Z-Cars (BBC) 1972, The Protectors 1973, A Different Kind of Frost, Jackanory, The Sweeney, Space 1999, Great Big Groovy Horse, Twiggy Show (BBC), A Matter of Taste (BBC), The Songwriters (BBC) 1978, The Beggar's Opera (Channel 4) 1983, Weekend (Granada) 1983-84, A Plus 4 (Thames and Channel 4) 1984-85, Beat the Teacher 1985-86, John Lennon - A Journey in the Life 1985, A Royal Celebration 1985, Lyrics by Tim Rice 1985, Live from the Palladium 1988, Uncle Jack series 1990-95; author of play They Put You Where You Are (BBC) 1966; >ir< Paul Jones on Music (Radio 4) 1983, Counterpoint (BBC World Serv) 1982-92, BBC Radio 2 1985-, GLR 1988-90, Jazz FM 1990-2004; >ir< incl: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection (Pickwick Records), The Blues Band: Few Short Lines (Repertoire Records), Groovin' With The Manfreds (EMI Records), Solo: Starting All Over Again (CBH Records); >ir< UK Male Vocalist Br Blues Connection Awards 1990 and 1991, Scroll of Honour (Outstanding Contribution to the Blues) 1993, Gold Badge Award Br Acad of Songwriters, Composers and Authors 1996; Br Blues Awards: Harmonica Player of the Year 2010 and 2011, Broadcaster of the Year 2011, Lifetime Achievement 2011; Blues Fndn (USA) Keeping the Blues Alive 2011
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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