Spike Jones

American musician and band leader (1911-1965)

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician, actor, comedian and bandleader. He was known for creating spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music.

Spike Jones
Jones, c. 1945–46
Lindley Armstrong Jones

(1911-12-14)December 14, 1911
DiedMay 1, 1965(1965-05-01) (aged 53)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of deathEmphysema
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, actor, comedian
Years active1930s (1930s)–1965 (1965)
Patricia Middleton
(m. 1935; div. 1946)

Helen Grayco (m. 1949)

Jones and his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and His City Slickers from the early 1940s to the mid-1950s.

As an actor, he appeared in Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), Meet the People (1944), Bring on the Girls (1945), Breakfast in Hollywood (1946) and Variety Girl (1947).

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