Howard Jones Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Mar 01, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 27, 2022
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Howard Jones, born on February 23, 1955, is an American musician famous for his synth-pop music.
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About Howard Jones

John Howard Jones is a popular British singer, musician, and songwriter.
He was born on February 23, 1955. He has been dominating the music industry since 1982 and is still ruling over it.
10 of his songs were in the top 40 in the UK from the year 1983-1986. Also, his six songs from the above-mentioned top 10 songs had been in the top 10. Jones had 15 songs in the top 40 singles charts across the world from the year 1983-1992. His hit song which was released in 1986 titled 'No One Is To Blame' reached the number four position in the US charts.
He was born in Southampton. He then spent his childhood in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, South Wales. He is the oldest among his brothers named Roy, Martin, and Paul. He completed his schooling at various schools. He first studied in Heol Llanishen Fach Primary School and then he shifted to Whitchurch Grammar School. He then joined Royal Grammer School in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Then he shifted to Canada with his family. During the mid-1970s, he attended the Royal Northern College of Music in the city of Manchester.
His debut studio album, 'Human's Lib' was launched in the year 1984 and reached the number one spot in the UK.

Howard Jones' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Howard Jones' net worth?

The net worth of Howard Jones is an estimated $16 million.

How much does Howard Jones earn per year?

There is no information about the annual earnings of Howard Jones.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Howard Jones?

The height of Howard Jones is about 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).

How old is Howard Jones?

He was born on February 23, 1955, and is currently 67 years old.

Childhood And Education

He was born in Southampton to Welsh Parents John Jones and Thelma Jones. He completed his schooling at  Heol Llanishen Fach Primary School and then at Whitchurch Grammar School. He has also studied at Royal Grammer School and Royal Northern College of Music. All his brothers are also musicians. During the period of 1970s, he met Bill Bryant, a Buddhist practitioner who was a lyricist of many of his songs. He and his brothers, Paul, Martin, and Roy had a group named Red Beat during the late 1970s.
Howard Jones' debut album's tracks became popular across the UK.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Howard Jones’ partner?

John Howard Jones is married to Jan Smith in the year 1977. Howard and Jan Smith have three children namely Osheen (son), Mica (daughter), and Jasper (son).

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

He had his 10 songs in the top 40 singles in the UK. Out of these 10 songs, six songs were in the top 10 including 'New Song', 'What Is Love?' and 'Things Can Only Get Better'. His album titled 'Human’s Lib' was in the number one position in the UK Albums Chart. The hit song of Howard Jones titled 'No One Is To Blame' reached number four in the US Charts. His four songs were part of the US Top 20. He has been named as one of the important and famous personalities of mid-'80s synth-pop by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, editor of AllMusic. He has also performed in many events in 1985 such as Live Aid Concerts.
He initially used to perform as a solo artist at many events. He used to invite different music labels to watch his performance. He performed on Radio BBC I. After this, he became a part of the China Crisis and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. He then signed with Warner Music Group in mid-1983. The first song, titled 'New Song', released by him in the year 1983 reached the top five in the UK and top 30 in the US. His album titled 'Humans Lib' was a UK hit album. His fan base increased with the release of his songs titled 'New Song', 'Pearl In The Shell', and 'What Is Love?'. He started his career on BBC Television with the show titled 'Top Of The Pops' on September 22, 1983. Bill Bryant used to write songs along with Howard Jones for Jones’ music videos. In the year 1983, Jones’ got four super hit singles.
His other song titled 'Like To Get To Know You Well' was a hit song around the world and was dedicated to the Olympics Games. This song made it to the number four position in the UK Singles Chart. This song became part of the film titled 'Better Off Dead' in the year 1985 and also became a part of a video game named 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories' in the year 2006. The second LP of Howards Jones was a remix album that consisted of six songs. His second album was released in the year 1985 titled 'Dream Into Action' in which his brother, Martin played Bass Guitar. Howard Jones added some extra strings to his instruments to create some bass lines. The song from his album titled 'No One Is To Blame' features Phil Collins. Phil Collins was the producer of the song, and drummer, and was also giving backing vocals. Howard Jones’ single titled 'You Know I Love You… Don’t You?' reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. At present, Howard Jones is creating many dance music videos influenced by dubstep under his own label.
The compilation of his best songs was created by the Warner Music Label titled 'The Best Of Howard Jones' and was released in the year 1993. He became a successful songwriter during the 1990s. Then a UK tour was planned where he performed 'Humans Lib' and 'Dream Into Action' on November 29, 2011. His latest creation with the album title 'Transform' was released on May 10, 2019.
The studio albums of Howard Jones are 'Humans Lib', 'Dream Into Action', 'One To One', 'Cross That Line', 'In The Running', 'Working In The Backroom', 'Angels And Lovers', 'People', 'Revolution Of The Heart', 'Ordinary Heroes', 'Engage', and 'Transform'.

Charity Work

Howard Jones has performed many charity events and performances to raise funds for the needy. He is currently also performing to raise funds and help the people of Ukraine. He has always conducted charity events to help people in need.

What awards has Howard Jones won?

The awards won by John Howard Jones are:
Best New Artist Award in three different reader polls namely, 'Smash Hits', 'No.1', and 'The Daily Express'.
4th Best Album of 1984 and 7th and 10th Best Singles Award by 'Smash Hits'.
Best Comeback of 1999 Award at RSH Gold Award Show.
BMI Awards for Most Played Records On US Radio.
Radio Regenbogen Award honoring him for 20 years in the music industry.

Howard Jones's Hobbies And Interests

There is no information about the hobbies and interests of John Howard Jones.

Other Interesting Howard Jones's Facts And Trivia

  • The interesting facts about Howard Jones are:
  • The zodiac sign of Jones is Pisces.
  • His first band name was Warrior.
  • Howard Jones learned to play piano at just the age of seven years old.
  • A shop from where he has ordered synthesizer knows him by the name 'The Honest Howard'.
  • He is one of the members of the board of directors of the Featured Artists Coalition.
  • The instruments played by him are guitar, vocals, synthesizer, drums, keyboards, and piano.
  • He and his brothers, Paul, Martin, and Roy had a group named Red Beat during the late 1970s.
  • Howard uses the pseudonym Dredzilla.
  • The fan club of Howard Jones was run by his parents.
  • He has written songs with other songwriters for the hit songs titled 'Heaven Give Me Words' and 'Your Wildlife' with the Propaganda members.
  • He even wrote songs for DBA, Sandie Shaw, and Martin Grech.
  • Howard began practicing Nichiren Buddhism and is a vegan.
  • Howard Jones toured Australia in 2009 with music technologist Robbie Bronnimann and vocalist Laura Clapp.
  • Howard Jones was born in Southampton to Welsh Parents John Jones and Thelma Jones.
  • The studio albums of Howard Jones are 'Humans Lib', 'Dream Into Action', 'One To One', 'Cross That Line', 'In The Running', 'Working In The Backroom', 'Angels And Lovers', 'People', 'Revolution Of The Heart', 'Ordinary Heroes', 'Engage', and 'Transform'.
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Howard Jones Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

John Howard Jones

Date of Birth

1995-02-23

Nationality

British

Place of Birth

Southampton, Hampshire

Age

Height

170 cm

Eye Color

Black

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Keytarist

Education

Royal Northern College of Music

Net Worth

16000000

Partner

Jan Smith

Parents

John Jones , Thelma Jones

Siblings

Paul Jones, Martin Jones, Roy Jones
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