Celebrity News : Howard Jones is a British composer, keyboardist, and singer who was born on February 23, 1955, in Southampton (Hampshire). He began to make electronic pop in the early eighties, and achieved a notable success with songs like “New Song” or “What is love”. His full name is John Howard Jones and has a net worth of $ 16 million.
He studied piano since childhood. Due to the work of his father, the family moved to Canada, where, by the year 1970, he began to write his own songs and became part of his first group. Back in the UK, the Jones family settled in Manchester, where Jones was studying music until in 1976 he left to work in a factory, first, and to be a piano teacher later, where he had as a student his future wife, Jan.
During that stay in Manchester, Jones played in several amateur bands, such as Warrior, Bicycle Thieves or SkinTite, groups of various trends. In 1979, after acquiring a synthesizer, Jones began acting alone in the pubs and clubs of the area where he lived, High Wycombe, quickly gaining a reputation. In these first concerts, the mime Jed Hoile acted next to Jones in the scene.
It was several years before he joined WEA Records in 1983. It debuted in October of that year with a single titled “New Song”. The track hit number three on the British charts. In January, his second single, “What is love”, came a place higher than its predecessor. From then on, his previous singles were entering the American charts.
His new album in the UK was the single “Pearls in the shell”, number seven in his country. This album came to light in June 1985, a month before starting an American tour as the opening act for Eurythmics. In August, Jones returned to the top five nationals with the theme “Like to get to know you well”. To finish the year a compilation was edited with remixes of already edited subjects, and Jones made an intense tour by the United Kingdom.
In 1985, in February, the single “Things can only get better” reached the sixth position in the United Kingdom, as an advance of the second long duration of the Southampton musician. That second album was “Dream into action”, number two in March 1985, and came months later to the top ten American.
This was their last album of great success in their native country, since its fourth album “Cross that line”, released in spring of 1989, was sold more in the United States, like the simple extracted of the same one, “Everlasting love”, that arrived at the thirteenth position in the United States, capturing much of the adult public of that country, sector to which its style of music was directed.
Their next album was “In the running”, disc in which Howard Jones abandoned the synthesizers in favor of the piano, and that arrived at the stores in the year 1992.
Jones, instead of looking for a new label, performed live selling his new album, “Working in the backroom”, in the concerts he gave that year. Finally, in 1996 he released a new album by the usual channels, “Live acoustic America”, recorded in those concerts that gave during two years by all the territory. This album was released on PLM Records, and their next album came on another different label, “People” which hit stores in 1998 on Ark 21 Records. After this, he has released some more live albums, like “The peaceful tour” of 2002.