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Paul Jones (singer)

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Paul Jones (born February 24, 1942) is an English singer, actor, harmonica player, and radio presenter.

Jones is best remembered as the vocalist of the successful 1960s group, Manfred Mann. He was born in Portsmouth, England, and had several top ten hits with Manfred Mann before going solo in the late 1960s. He was less successful without the rest of the band than they were with his replacement, but did have a few hits before attempting to break into acting. His performance opposite model Jean Shrimpton in Privilege (1967) did not bring the hoped-for stardom, and it was not until the 1990s that Jones became a familiar face on television in the children's series, Uncle Jack. In the meantime, he enjoyed a parallel career as presenter of radio programmes focusing mainly on rhythm and blues.

Jones met and married the actress Fiona Hendley in the mid-1980s. The pair were converted to Christianity around the same time and in the 1990s toured Britain with a show of gospel show discussing their faith.

He is also a member of the Blues Band and the Manfreds, a group reuniting many original members of Manfred Mann.

His son is the writer Matt Jones.

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