Saturday, January 03, 2009

On A Happier Note! 

Happy Birthday!

John Baldwin, better known as John Paul Jones, is 63.

One of my favorite rock bass players and a master studio musician who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Donovan, Kinks, Dusty Springfield and the Who, just to name a few. (yeah Adjective, that's your cue!)

I thought rather than link the same old footage from Song Remains The Same, I'd link to a 1975 show, showcasing Jones' piano prowess. If you're in a hurry then skip part 1. Part 2 begins with Jones' solo then Bonham comes in and it's just the two of them in a loungy jam. Then Page joins in.

Led Zeppelin live at Earl's Court, London. 1975
Great sound though the footage is a bit murky.

No Quarter part 1
No Quarter part 2

Happy Birthday also to Stephen Stills, 64.

and to...

Italian film director Sergio Leone, 80.