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.
Lindley Armstrong Jones
December 14, 1911
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Died||May 1, 1965 (aged 53)|
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Emphysema|
|Occupation||Musician, bandleader, actor, comedian|
(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).