Music Diary – 3rd January

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 3rd January!

John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

Happy birthday to Mr. John Baldwin, better known as John Paul Jones, who was born on the 3rd January 1946 in Sidcup, Kent (UK). John is a multi instrumentalist and became famous as the bassist and keybord player for Led Zeppelin. Working as a session player, he crossed the paths with guitarist Jimmy Page (who was playing in The Yardbirds at that time) very often. In 1968, Page was planning to found a new band. After recruiting singer Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham, also John Paul Jones joined this group which was called firstly „The New Yardbirds“. After a mini tour through Scandinavia, the band was baptised Led Zeppelin.


Until the disbanding in 1980, the legendary studio albums “Led Zeppelin” (1969), “Led Zeppelin II” (1969), “Led Zeppelin III” (1970), “Led Zeppelin IV“(1971), “Houses of the Holy” (1973), “Physical Graffiti” (1975), “Presence” (1976) and “In Through the Out Door” (1979) were released.

After his time with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones has worked with many artists like R.E.M., Jars of ClayBen E. King, Peter Gabriel, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Cinderella, The MissionBrian Eno – just to name a few. Beside this and some solo stuff, Jones became in 2009 a member of the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, which features Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age).

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R.I.P. – Larry Barrett (25.04.1955 – 01.09.2014)

From Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts):
Cyril/Larry Barrett sadly left us today. A singular songwriter, my all-time favorite bartender and a deep, special soul. He was a good friend to me and The Walkabouts. He toured with us in 1994 and 2003 and played on three of our albums starting with Satisfied Mind. One of his greatest songs is called „House of Sky“ and I truly hope that he has found that place.

Larry Barrett (25.04.1955 - 01.09.2014)

Larry Barrett (25.04.1955 – 01.09.2014)

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Larry Barrett - The Big Slowdown Larry Barrett - Beyound the Mississippi Larry Barrett - Flowers

The Walkabouts - Scavenger The Walkabouts - Ssatisfied Mind The Walkabouts - Death Valley Days

Buy recommendations (USA):

Larry Barrett - The Big Slowdown Larry Barrett - Beyound the Mississippi Larry Barrett - Flowers

The Walkabouts - Scavenger The Walkabouts - Ssatisfied Mind The Walkabouts - Death Valley Days