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The John Paul Jones Story, Part 1

John Paul Jones is a legend, yet a legend that has somewhat gone under the radar compared to his fellow Led Zeppelin bandmates Page & Plant. Something that is a bit strange, because John Paul has been involved with a multitude of very interesting projects since way back in the mid 60’s. So many projects that it would be impossible to mention them all, but in this series of posts about John Paul, I will try to cover at least some of them.

John Paul arranged and played bass on Donovan’s “Hurdy Gurdy Man” from the album of the same name, Recorded 67/68

From 1964 up to the formation of Led Zeppelin, John Paul made arrangement for a series of important album by famous artist, The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richart, Marc Bolan, Cat Stevent, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Mariane Faithfull, Bo Diddely just to name a few, the full list is much longer.

John Paul played Bass and Hammon Organ on tracks from Jeff Beck’s  album Truth from 1968

On this track Hammon Organ.

John Paul also participated in recording sessions with The Yardbirds, with his later to become bandmate Jimmi Page, again creating arrangement and playing bass on tracks from their 1967 album “Little Games, and their last single “Goodnight Sweet Josephine”

John Paul playing bass with the The Yardbirds