The legendary bassist of Led Zeppelin
. Along with Jimmy Page, he was a founding member and integral part of the group (many people inaccurately give credit of the formation to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant). John Paul's musical talent pertains not only to the bass guitar
, but also the mandolin and keyboards. He is also talented in the studio, working as producer and musical arranger for many other groups including the Rolling Stones
. After Led Zeppelin
's disbandment in 1980, John Paul has enjoyed a successful solo career. Quiet and down to earth, his contributions to rock are many times overlooked, mainly because he does not have a gimmick to net publicity; he simply plays for the love of the music. Sadly, people do not realize greatness when they see it. With such attributes, John Paul Jones is possibly one of the most talented people in music, and easily the most underrated musician today.
"I'm glad my friends finally remembered my phone number." - John Paul Jones after finally reuniting with Led Zeppelin at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being snubbed for Unledded ( a band created by Page and Plant).