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Michael Jones

Michael Jones

BiographyJones was born in Welshpool of a Welsh father, John Merick Jones (who landed in Normandy during World War II) and a Norman mother, Simone Lalleman. As a young man, he studied drums and guitar. In 1966, he started his first group: Urban District Council Dib Dob Band. At 19, he went to France on vacation and never left. He played guitar and sang with a Norman group called Travert & Cie from 1971 to 1979 and with the group BUDDY C from 1979 to 1983. Later, he joined the group Taï Phong, he met Jean-Jacques Goldman, whom he replaced on tour.In 1979, he performed with the group from Toulouse Week-end Millionnaire. When Taï Phong disbanded in 1980, Michael formed another group called Gulfstream.In 1983, he rejoined Jean-Jacques Goldman and Carole Fredericks. In 1985, he co-wrote the hit "Je te donne" with Goldman. In 1986, he wrote the single "Guitar Man," which he sang on tour with Goldman.In 1990, the Fredericks Goldman Jones trio was formed, which lasted five years. Their epomynous album was Fredericks Goldman Jones. Their most famous hit from this period was "À nos actes manqués".In 1998, he participated in Goldman's album En passant and in the tour that followed. In 2001, he participated in Goldman's album Chanson pour les pieds and in the tour that followed. In addition to his work with Goldman, he continued a solo career, releasing A consommer sans modération in 1997, and Prises et reprises in 2004.He formed a group called El Club with Erick Benzi, Gildas Arzel, and Christian Séguret, which released an album in 2007.In November 2008, Michael was invited by the English group Status Quo to join them on their French tour.The album, Celtic Blues, appeared in 2009 and was followed by a tour in France and a live album Celtic Blues Live.In 2013 Jones presented his album 40 60 and told, that he's going to end his career as a musician due to health reasons. The title of this album is a reference to the 40 years span of his career and his age. Two new songs composed by Jean-Jacques Goldman are on this album and a new recording of the Jones-Goldman duet Je te donne in an acoustiv version. It contains also a duet with Francis Cabrel PersonalHis daughter Sarah was born in 1995. He has lived for 20 years in the Lyon suburb of Saint-Laurent-de-Mure.


Hot tracks

Fredericks Goldman Jones - Des Vies

Des Vies


Jean-Jacques Goldman - Je Te Donne

Je Te Donne


Fredericks Goldman Jones - C'Est Pas L'Amour

C'Est Pas L'Amour


Fredericks Goldman Jones - Vivre Cent Vies

Vivre Cent Vies


Fredericks Goldman Jones - Né En 17 À Leidenstadt

Né En 17 À Leidenstadt


Fredericks Goldman Jones - Un, Deux, Trois

Un, Deux, Trois


Fredericks Goldman Jones - Nuit



Fredericks Goldman Jones - Chanson D'Amour (...!)

Chanson D'Amour (...!)


Fredericks Goldman Jones - À Nos Actes Manqués

À Nos Actes Manqués


Fredericks Goldman Jones - Tu Manques

Tu Manques


Michael Jones - Window



Jean-Jacques Goldman - Je Commence Demain

Je Commence Demain


Fredericks Goldman Jones - Rouge