Paul Jones

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Paul Jones

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Morrissey references a song of his song in Autobiography:

"I am fascinated by I’ve been a bad, bad boy by Paul Jones, because it is so loud and so strange, and there it is at number 6 in the charts, hooray."

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British singer and harmonica player born on February 24, 1942 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Until 1966 he was the singer of Manfred Mann. Paul Jones has also recorded as a harmonica player regularly, and is President of the The National Harmonica League.

It has been suggested that the song "I Want to Know" was written by Jones under a pseudonym named for his wife, author Sheila McLeod. It could have also been a pseudonym used for the whole band he originally performed the song with: Eric Clapton And The Powerhouse.

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Paul Jones (born Paul Adrian Pond, 24 February 1942) is an English singer, actor, harmonicist, radio personality and television presenter. He first came to prominence as the original lead singer and harmonicist of the rock band Manfred Mann (1962–66) with whom he had several hit records including "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" (UK #1, US #1) and "Pretty Flamingo" (UK #1). After leaving the band, Jones established a solo career and notably starred as a deified pop star in the film Privilege (1967). He presented The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 for thirty-two years, from 1986 to 2018, and continues to perform alongside former Manfred Mann bandmates in the Blues Band and The Manfreds.