Michael Leslie Jones

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Michael Leslie Jones Wiki Biography

Michael Leslie Jones was born on the 27th December 1944, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, and is a guitarist, composer and producer, probably best known as the guitarist of the bands Spooky Tooth and Foreigner. Jones has been active in the entertainment industry since 1961.

How much is the net worth of Mick Jones? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $25 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of Jones popularity wealth.

To begin with, Jones was inspired by Elvis Presley to pursue a career in music. He started in late 1960, as a member of the instrumental rock ‘n’ roll band Nero and the Gladiators. The group released two singles that had minor success in England in 1961. After the group disbanded, Mick went to France and obtained the position of a guitarist in the orchestra of Eddie Vartan, and at the same time he worked with the younger sister of the latter, Sylvie Vartan. Then from 1965 to 1974, Mick Jones was the official guitarist for Johnny Hallyday. He accompanied the French rocker on stage until 1970, and collaborated with him recording albums until 1974. Mick Jones was not only an instrumentalist for Hallyday, but also a composer of some thirty sings often written in collaboration with Tommy Brown, with whom he shared the task of conductor. Later, he joined Gary Wright to form Wonderwheel. His net worth was well established.

In 1973, Jones and Wright re-formed Spooky Tooth, and released studio albums “You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw” (1973), “Witness” (1973) and “The Mirror” (1974). After that Jones was a member of the Leslie West Band. He also played on Peter Frampton’s album “Wind of Change” (1972), and on “Dark Horse” (1974) for George Harrison. In 1976, he formed the band Foreigner with Ian McDonald, the soul of the first album of King Crimson and Lou Gramm. Jones co-produced all the band’s albums and co-wrote most of their songs with Gramm. In 1984, Jones wrote the song “I Want To Know What Love Is” for Foreigner, which was a huge success, topping the charts in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and some European countries – the single was eventually certified platinum. However, tensions were growing within the group during the 1980s, caused by differences in musical taste between Gramm who preferred hard rock, and Jones – more inclined towards synthesizers. Lou Gramm left the band in 1989, to return in 1991.

In 1989, Jones compiled his only, self-titled solo album under the of label Atlantic Records, which included among others Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Simon Kirke from Bad Company and Foreigner’s Dennis Elliott. The same year, the guitarist collaborated with Eric Clapton for the disc of the latter “Journeyman”. He wrote the lyrics of “Bad Love”, the song composed and performed by Eric Clapton, with Phil Collins on drums and Pino Palladino on bass, with Clapton being awarded the Grammy for the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for the song. Overall, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the total size of Mick Jones’ net worth, and which as steadily increased over the years in collaboration with others in Foreigner.

Finally, in the personal life of musician, Jones married the socialite Ann Dexter Jones in 1985, but the two divorced in 2007; they have two children, and Mick has two sons from previous relationships.

IMDB Wikipedia “Beyond Good and Evil” – The Cult (2001) “Fame and Fortune” – Bad Company (1986) “In Deep” – Tina Arena (1997) “Mick Jones” (1989) “Storm Front” – Billy Joel (1989) $25 Million 5150 – Van Halen (1986) “Fame and Fortune” – Bad Company (1986) Ann Dexter-Jones Bass guitar Dennis Leslie Eliott Eddie Vartan Gary Wright Tommy Brown Ian McDonald Johnny Hallyday keyboards King Crimson Lead guitar Mick Jones (Foreigner) Net Worth Miscellaneous Crew Pino Palladino Sylvie Vartan vocals

Michael Leslie Jones Quick Info

Full NameMick Jones
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 27, 1944
Place Of BirthSomerton, United Kingdom
ProfessionMusician, singer, songwriter, record producer, lead guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, vocals
NationalityBritish
SpouseAnn Dexter-Jones
ChildrenAnnabelle Jones, Alexander Jones, I Want to Know What Love Is, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Juke Box Hero, Lake Charles, LA, United States, Bossier City, LA, United States, Amarillo, TX, United States
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Foreigner/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ForeignerMusic
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/themickjones
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0428853
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/mick-jones-mn0000407058
Record LabelsAtlantic Records
Albums“You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw” (1973), “Witness” (1973), “The Mirror” (1974), “Wind of Change” (1972), “Dark Horse” (1974), “Mick Jones” (1989), “Fame and Fortune” – Bad Company (1986), “Storm Front” – Billy Joel (1989), 5150 – Van Halen (1986) “Fame and Fortune” – Bad Company (1986), “In Deep” – Tina Arena (1997), “Beyond Good and Evil” – The Cult (2001)
Music Groups“Nero”, “The Gladiators”, “Spooky Tooth”, “Foreigner”, “Wonderwheel”, “Leslie West Band”
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Year, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Song, Satellite Award for Best Original Song, I Want to Know What Love Is, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Juke Box Hero, Lake Charl…
TV Shows100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s

Michael Leslie Jones Quotes

  • I had a few friends who used to busk – I never actually did but I was quite interested. If I walk past a guy playing in the street I usually drop some money in the hat: it’s a musician earning his money. I always think that could have been me.
  • I really like the way “Waiting For A Girl Like You” sounds on acoustic guitars, rather than the piano and synths and guitars on the record. It was a song that came together really quickly; I wrote the whole thing in about half an hour. It’s one of those occasions where a song comes together really quickly, and you try and think back and work out how it all happened so easily – and you never can!
  • I’d have to say that I follow the George Harrison approach to playing. George was never the guitar hero type of musician, he played for what enhanced the song, and that’s been my approach to all my playing in Foreigner.

Michael Leslie Jones Important Facts

  • Replaced Luther Grosvenor in the group Spooky Tooth.
  • He was married to socialite/writer Ann Dexter-Jones, mother of Mark Ronson, Samantha Ronson and Charlotte Ronson. Ann and Mick have two children, Annabelle and Alexander Dexter-Jones. Married for nearly 25 years, in 2007 Jones and Dexter-Jones divorced. He also has two sons, from prior relationships, Roman, partner in Miami’s largest nightclub group, The Opium Group, and Christopher Jones.
  • Formed Foreigner after meeting former King Crimson multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald. The two then recruited English drummer Dennis Elliott and three Americans, including vocalist Lou Gramm, and dubbed the band Foreigner due to the fact that the band was half-British and half-American.
  • Guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist of Foreigner.

Michael Leslie Jones Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Loco x vos2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Bad Moms2016writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
Stranger Things2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Unleashed! With Matthew Winstead2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Live Another Day2016Documentary writer: “Urgent” – as Michael JonesSoundtrack
Hola y adiósTV Series documentary producer – 1 episode, 2016 writer – 1 episode, 2016Soundtrack
The Boss2016writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: “Urgent”Soundtrack
Orange Is the New Black2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Cuéntame2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Flash2015TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The D Train2015writer: “I Want To Know What Love Is” – as Michael JonesSoundtrack
Guapas2014-2015TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
New Girl2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
While We’re Young2014writer: “WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
Longmire2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Simpsons1997-2014TV Series writer – 4 episodesSoundtrack
Glee2011-2014TV Series writer – 3 episodesSoundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentary writer: “Cold As Ice”, “I Want To Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: “Feels Like The First Time” – as Michael Leslie JonesSoundtrack
Modern Family2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Newsroom2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Saturday Night Live1999-2013TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Sound City2013Documentary writer: “Blue Morning, Blue Day”, “Hot Blooded”Soundtrack
Bones2006-2012TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
The X Factor2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Pitch Perfect2012writer: “Feels Like the First Time”, “Riff Off: medley” uncredited – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
The Inbetweeners2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Magic Mike2012writer: “Feels Like the First Time Acoustic”, “Feels Like the First Time” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
Rock of Ages2012writer: “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, “Juke Box Hero / I Love Rock n Roll”Soundtrack
True Blood2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Rage2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
That’s My Boy2012writer: “Urgent” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
American Idol2005-2012TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Revenge2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Happy Feet Two2011writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Canada Sings2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Raising Hope2011TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
NBC Sunday Night Football2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Good Guys2010TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Mike & Molly2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Office2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Rude Tube2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Sex and the City 22010writer: “Feels Like the First Time” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
Hot Tub Time Machine2010writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is” – as Michael JonesSoundtrack
Valentine’s Day2010/Iwriter: “Feels Like the First Time” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
Skateland2010writer: “URGENT”Soundtrack
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel2009writer: “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS”Soundtrack
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Parks and Recreation2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Jennifer’s Body2009writer: “Urgent” – as Michael L. JonesSoundtrack
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
20 to 12009TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
I Love You, Beth Cooper2009writer: “Feels Like the First Time” – as Michael JonesSoundtrack
Medium2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Adventureland2009writer: “Hot Blooded” – as Michael Leslie JonesSoundtrack
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: “Hot Blooded”Soundtrack
The X Factor2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Rocker2008writer: “Feels Like The First Time” – as Michael JonesSoundtrack
SingStar ’80s2007Video Game writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Good Luck Chuck2007writer: “I Want To Know What Love Is” – as Michael JonesSoundtrack
In the Land of Women2007writer: “Hot Blooded”Soundtrack
Blades of Glory2007writer: “Hot Blooded”Soundtrack
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Epic Movie2007writer: “Waiting for a Girl Like You” – as Michael JonesSoundtrack
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie writer: “Urgent” – as M. JonesSoundtrack
Supernatural2006TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Nail Polish2006writer: “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS” – as Michael Leslie JonesSoundtrack
Canadian Idol2005-2006TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Big Love2006TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector2006writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game “Waiting For A Girl Like You”Soundtrack
Australian Idol2003-2005TV Series writer – 4 episodesSoundtrack
Las Vegas2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Senhora do Destino2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Raising Helen2004writer: “I Want To Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Arrested Development2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Cold Case2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
I Love the ’80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idol2002TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: “Waiting For a Girl Like You”Soundtrack
Grounded for Life2002TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Run Ronnie Run2002writer: “Dirty White Boy”Soundtrack
Osmosis Jones2001writer: “Hot Blooded” Philip Steir RemixSoundtrack
Late Night Shopping2001writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Wet Hot American Summer2001writer: “Juke Box Hero”Soundtrack
Third Watch2000TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The King of Queens2000TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Snow Day2000writer: “Waiting for a Girl Like You”Soundtrack
Three to Tango1999writer: “Hot Blooded”Soundtrack
Still Crazy1998writer: “THE FLAME STILL BURNS”, “ALL OVER THE WORLD”, “BIRD ON A WIRE”, “SCREAM FREEDOM” – as JonesSoundtrack
Show Me Love1998writer: “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS”Soundtrack
Can’t Hardly Wait1998writer: “Waiting For A Girl Like You”Soundtrack
‘Til There Was You1997writer: “I Want to Know What Love Is”Soundtrack
Sånt är livet1996lyrics: “I Wanna Know What Love Is” – as Michael Leslie Jones / music: “I Wanna Know What Love Is” – as Michael Leslie JonesSoundtrack
Feeling Minnesota1996writer: “I Want to Know Love Is”Soundtrack
Stars in Their Eyes1996TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Mr. Wrong1996writer: “I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS”Soundtrack
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie1995producer: “Dreams”Soundtrack
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1994TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Wilder Napalm1993writer: “Waiting for a Girl Like You”Soundtrack
Quantum Leap1992TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentary writer: “Bad Love”Soundtrack
Crooked Hearts1991writer: “Waiting for a Girl Like You”Soundtrack
Desperate for Love1989TV Movie writer: “Hot Blooded”Soundtrack
Spaceballs1987producer: “Good Enough”Soundtrack
Moonlighting1986TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Miami Vice1985TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Vision Quest1985producer: “Hot Blooded” / writer: “Hot Blooded”Soundtrack
WKRP in Cincinnati1979-1981TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Top of the Pops1978TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
FM1978writer: “Cold As Ice”, “Feels Like The First Time”Soundtrack
Billy Joel: Eye of the Storm1990Video documentary short producerProducer
CBS News Sunday Morning2014TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 112013TV Movie documentaryHimself – ForeignerSelf
Behind the Music2013TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Foreigner Live at the Grammy Museum2012TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Foreigner: Live2011HimselfSelf
Foreigner: Rockin’ the Ryman2010TV MovieHimself – Lead Guitar and VocalsSelf
Wetten, dass..?2008TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Star Tomorrow2006TV MovieHimselfSelf
Becoming Queen2004Video documentaryForeignerSelf
Saturday Superstore1985TV SeriesHimselfSelf
California Jam 21978TV SpecialHimselfSelf
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimselfArchive Footage
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage

Michael Leslie Jones Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song – Motion PictureStill Crazy (1998)Won
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongStill Crazy (1998)Won
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song – Motion PictureStill Crazy (1998)Nominated
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongStill Crazy (1998)Nominated