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Howard Jones

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1. Howard Jones (born John Howard Jones on February 23, 1955) is an English singer and songwriter.

He is the eldest of three boys. His birthplace is Southampton, England, and he spent his early years in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, and attended the Royal Grammar School. He now lives with his family in Somerset, England.

When he was young, he used to give piano lessons. One of his clients was a girl named Jan Smith, who he later married. Whilst working with her, a vehicle crashed into their van, injuring Jan. She claimed compensation and used the money to buy Howard a synthesiser, Moog Prodigy. The shop delivered two by mistake, and Howard liked the combination of the two so much that he paid for the extra one.

He hit the charts in 1983 with a song called “New Song,” which made it into the UK top ten. Speaking with Songfacts, Jones explained the song is his manifesto, and why he wanted to get in the music business and write songs to begin with. Said Jones: “I was working in the factory at the time - I was doing the gigs at night and I was working in the factory. And I wanted to say to people, ‘You can. It is possible to do what you really want to do if you’ve got enough guts and determination. You can do what you’re really good at in this life if you set your mind to it.’ And so really that’s what that song’s about. It’s about letting go of fear and seeing both sides of an argument and throwing off the things that hold you back mentally.”

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  • hammerstrikebg

    The Howard Jones from Killswitch Engage is more enjoyable for me. Just sayin [3].

    26 Mar 1:03pm Reply
  • RazorGothMetal

    The Sims 2 theme!!! XD Amazing...

    21 Mar 9:56am Reply
  • amat_24

    The Howard Jones from Killswitch Engage is more enjoyable for me. Just sayin [3]. First time every hearing of the "other" one...

    27 Feb 8:53pm Reply
  • guilhermecu

    preciso ouvir mais

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MJRocker1987

    Apart from "We Are The World" and Whitney Houston's debut, "Things Can Only Get Better" is the best thing that could have ever happened to music in 1985!

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    always found Hide and Seek pretty amazing

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • GreySkyline

    And I still feel the same way!

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • GreySkyline

    Oh, Howard. You are way too amazing for words.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Allie_Cartman

    "What is love" is kinda the best song of all times...

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • tripodthunder

    Everlasting Love was always my fav in the 80's!

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • adams92

    The Howard Jones from Killswitch Engage is more enjoyable for me. Just sayin [2]

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Lonely-Traveler

    Услышал его в Симс 2))

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • misterpockets

    He is on tour right now and it is a smashing show! He is playing his 1st two albums! Go check it out!

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • iPowers

    The Howard Jones from Killswitch Engage is more enjoyable for me. Just sayin

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • cHikaMeJicana

    no one is to blame ;)

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • juanjosejc

    lo mas cool de los 80

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • dAniel_brit

    New Song <3

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • kenet87

    Does anyone else think this could of also been sung by Tears for Fears?

    3 Dec 2011 Reply
  • maemi

    HOWARD JONES APRIL 2012 UK TOUR: O2 Academy Bristol – Wed April 11 O2 Academy Sheffield – Thurs April 12 O2 Academy Liverpool – Fri April 13 O2 Academy Birmingham – Sat April 14 O2 Academy Newcastle – Tues April 17 O2 Academy Glasgow – Wed April 18 O2 Academy Bournemouth – Fri April 20 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – Sat April 21 http://tapetotape.co.uk/t2t/2011/11/29/howard-jones-announces-2012-tour-dates/

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • www-belsole-it

    He is just great because when he plays and sings live he sounds even better! That means that the voice on the records is actually his real voice!

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
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