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Spike Jones

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Biography

Jones (left) with Marilyn Monroe and Ken Murray, 1952

Source: Wikipedia

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment would be punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, and outlandish vocals. From the early 1940s to the mid 1950s, his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and his City Slickers and toured the United States and Canada under the title The Musical Depreciation Revue.

Fact file

  • Born: Lindley Armstrong Jones December 14, 1911 Long Beach, California, U.S.
  • Died: May 1, 1965 (aged 53) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Musician
  • Years active: 1937–1964

Read more about Spike Jones at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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