John Paul Jones (Sidcup (Kent), January 3, 1946) was the bass guitarist and organist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. His real name is John Baldwin. He was recognizable by his Sonic-rhythmic sound and was prior to joining Led Zeppelin played already a well-known bass player who played with different artists and bands, such as Jeff Beck, Herman's Hermitsand Donovan , the Yardbirds.
Except John Paul Jones played bass at Led Zeppelin also piano, mellotron and guitar and Mandolin. His piano contributions were never officially released.
He played with Led Zeppelin also mandolin, for example in Going to California. At the live performance of Ten Years Gone , he played guitar. During the concerts of 1977 he was also the background vocals on ' The battle of evermore '.
John Paul Jones joined together with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page during the Live Aid-festival (1985). They also performed together on during a reunion concert in 1988.Robert Plant was asked for a "unplugged concert". He called Jimmy Page for help. Probably not the impression that Led Zeppelin would come back together, they asked John Paul Jones was not there; He knew of nothing.
In 2004 Jones produced the latest album of The Datsuns and in 2005 helped the album In Your Honor by the Foo Fighters. The arrangements of melancholic ironing parties/orchestrations in four of the most important songs on the captivating album Automatic for the people of r.e.m. are also by his hand, namely: Drive, Everybody Hurts, SideWinder Sleeps Tonite and Nightswimming.
In 2007, he performed with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham as Led Zeppelin back together on.
John Paul Jones performs regularly Seasick Steve 's guest bassist/guitarist.