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Kenney Jones

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Drummer Kenney Jones is a person in two of England’s most beloved and influential rock and roll rings — the Encounters as well as the Who (even though second option he was an associate of only briefly, and good after their primary). Born Sept 16, 1948 and elevated within the East End of London, Britain, Jones used the drums at age 13, as he plus some close friends created a skiffle group. Learning quickly from playing along to recordings by Booker T. & the MG’s as well as the Shadows, Jones became a program drummer by age 15. With the middle-’60s, he was an associate of an area group known as “the Pioneers”, which ultimately transformed in to the Little Encounters (offering guitarist/vocalist Steve Marriott, bassist Ronnie Street, and keyboardist Ian McLagen). The lineup released a complete of four albums (1967’s self-titled debut, and also a set in 1968, YOU CAN FIND But Four Little Encounters and Ogden’s Nut Eliminated Flake), before Marriott divide in the group to create Humble Pie. Rather than calling it per day, the Small Encounters shortened their name towards the Encounters, and welcomed in brand-new members Fishing rod Stewart (vocals) and Ron Hardwood (electric guitar), who acquired both recently exited the Jeff Beck Group. It had been this line-up that’s most likely the best-known, because the quintet’s raucous, drunken party anthems would provide as a blueprint for a number of future rock groupings (specifically such early punk clothes as the NY Dolls as well as the Sex Pistols). The Encounters managed a complete of five produces (1970’s FIRST RUNG ON THE LADDER, 1971’s Long Participant along with a Nod Is really as Good being a Wink, 1973’s Oh La La, and 1974’s Coastline to Coastline), before Stewart still left to target full-time with an currently successful solo profession, and Wood joined up with up with the Moving Rocks in 1975. Through the past due ’70s, Jones guested on various other artist’s recordings (including Joan Armatrading and Andy Fairweather-Low, amongst others), and also played on a set of albums by way of a reunited Little Encounters (1977’s Playmates and 1978’s 78 within the Tone). Quickly thereafter, the loss of life of 1 of rock’s all-time greats would result in Jones’ following full-time gig. When longtime Who drummer Keith Moon passed away suddenly in Sept of 1978 after an unintentional medication overdose, the group’s potential was instantly uncertain (within a unusual twist of destiny, both Moon and Jones had been at the same party and photographed jointly the night time before Moon’s transferring). Several months later on, the group released a declaration that they might keep on, with Jones as their fresh drummer (he and Who innovator/guitarist Pete Townshend had been supposedly longtime taking in buddies). Jones held the backbeat on many successful tours through the past due ’70s/early ’80s (in addition to such spotty albums as 1981’s Encounter Dances and 1982’s It’s Hard), prior to the music group announced that their 1982 tour will be their last. A couple of years later on, the latter-day Who lineup would reunite every once in awhile for special events, including brief units at 1985’s Live Help at Wembley Stadium, and in 1988 in the Royal Albert Hall for the Uk Phonographic Industry honours ceremony. However when the Who released their first complete reunion tour in 1989, Jones was ousted and only sessionman Simon Phillips. In the first ’90s, Jones briefly came back as an associate of the group regulations (which featured previous Free/Bad Organization frontman Paul Rodgers), but soon after a lone, self-titled debut made an appearance in 1991, the music group split up aswell. Jones has consequently made an appearance sporadically on recordings by additional artists, but offers kept a lower profile.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kenney Jones
Profession Drummer
Nationality English
Spouse Jayne Andrew
Children Dylan Jones, Jesse Jones, Erin Jones, Jay Jones, Cody Jones, Casey Jones
Parents Samuel Jones, Violet Jones
Music Groups Faces, The Who, The Jones Gang, The Law
Music Songs Eminence Front, I Can’t Explain, Itchycoo Park, You Better You Bet, Stay With Me, Losing You, Ooh La La, Lazy Sunday, Another Tricky Day, Long Live Rock, Maybe I'm Amazed, Don't Let Go the Coat, Glad and Sorry, Athena, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Tin Soldier, Zoot Suit, Bad 'N' Ruin, You, Three Button Hand Me Down, Miss Judy's Farm, Pool Hall Richard, Cindy Incidentally, You're So Rude, Debris, You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything, The Quiet One, I’m the Face, I'd Rather Go Blind, That's All You Need, Just Another Honky, Song of a Baker
Albums The Law, It's Hard, A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse, Quadrophenia, Face Dances, Who's Last, The Kids Are Alright, First Step, Ooh La La, Coast to Coast: Overture and Beginners, Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock!, 78 in the Shade, Who's Better, Who's Best, The Singles, The Autumn Stone, Five Guys Walk into a Bar..., Who's Greatest Hits, Who's Missing, The Who Collection, Hooligans, Good Boys... When They're Asleep, Two's Missing, Snakes and Ladders / The Best of Faces, Playmates, Stay With Me: Faces Anthology, The Small Faces' Things Are Going To Get Better, 1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything...
Movies Rod Stewart and the Faces: The Final Concert, Willie and the Poor Boys, Small Faces: All or Nothing: 1965-1968


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1 Musician with the groups The Who, Small Faces, Faces.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Which Side Are You on Billy Bragg? 1988 Video documentary additional musician
McVicar 1980 music consultant
Tommy 1975 musician - as Kenny Jones
Rote Sonne 1970 composer: song "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake"

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tommy 1975 performer: "Eyesight To The Blind", "Acid Queen" uncredited, "Extra, Extra, Extra" uncredited, "There's A Doctor" uncredited, "Smash the Mirror" uncredited, "I'm Free" uncredited, "Miracle Cure" uncredited
Rote Sonne 1970 performer: "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" - uncredited / writer: "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" - uncredited
Dateline Diamonds 1965 arranger: "I've Got Mine", "It's Too Late", "Come On Children", "Don't Stop What You're Doing"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rod Stewart 'Wine Women & Song' 2001 TV Movie Kenney Jones
Willie and the Poor Boys 1985 Video Poor Boy

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Musician
Small Faces: All or Nothing 1965-1968 2010 Video documentary Himself
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who 2007 Documentary Himself
Final 24 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Drummer, The Faces
The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane 2006 Documentary Himself
Steve Marriott: Astoria Memorial Concert 2001 2004 Video documentary Drums
Horsetails 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rise of the Celebrity Class 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
S.O.U.L.--Sounds of Underground London 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (as Kenny Jones)
This Is Your Life 2001-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck 1994 TV Special documentary Himself - Drums
The Who: Thirty Years of Maximum R&B 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Who: Who's Better Who's Best 1988 Documentary Himself
Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley's Rock 'n' Roll All Star Jam 1985 Video documentary Himself
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary Himself
Roger Daltrey 1983 TV Special Himself
The Who Rocks America 1982 1982 Documentary Himself (drums)
Rockpalast 1981 TV Series Himself (drums)
Rockestra 1979 Documentary short Himself - Musician
Rod Stewart & Faces & Keith Richards 1977 Documentary Himself
Swing In: The Faces Live at the Marquee 1971 TV Movie documentary
London Rock 1970 Documentary Himself
Colour Me Pop 1968 TV Series Himself
Beat-Club 1967-1968 TV Series Himself - Musician
Twice a Fortnight 1967 TV Series Himself
Two of a Kind 1967 TV Series Himself - The Small Faces / Himself
As You Like It 1967 TV Series Himself
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Dateline Diamonds 1965 Himself (as The Small Faces)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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The South Bank Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself

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