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Howard Jones

Howard Jones

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One of my all time favourites from the 80s and still today. Howard Jones' music was mostly based around the synthesiser. His hits include "What is Love", "Like to get to know you well" and "Lift me up". Many fans in the 80s followed his fashion by wearing black and white checkered shirts.


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Do You Remember Howard Jones?

Do You Remember Howard Jones?

  • Anonymous user
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    Weird that you should mention about him performing at the Waterways Festival Dawn, as I was into his music back in late '84 when at the time, we were looking to buy a canal narrowboat! I always think of him in relation to going out on weekend visits to view various boats (none of which we ever ended up buying)- synchronicity?! I used to have his first two albums, 'Humans Lib' and 'Dream Into Action', along with the 12" album (which had a picture on the cover of Howard standing with both legs in one trouser-leg, gazing up at an outsize ruler on it's end). In the end, I got a bit irritated with the lyrics to his songs- he seemed to be making out that he had the answer to all human problems with his philosophising. Nonetheless, I used to spend ages listening to those first albums, usually on a Saturday lunchtime after having stayed up the previous night to watch the late horror film. By the way, did he play Live Aid, or wasn't he considered a big enough name?
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    I saw Howard live was at Stalybridge in Cheshire, on the 11th August 2000. Stalybridge is only 3 miles from where I live and I never dreamed Howard would play so close to my home. It was a Renaissance Arts Festival to celebrate the Waterways of Britain. It was staged in a marquee. Howard played an acoustic set with just himself and Robin Boult. It was a very intimate concert, in fact it was like having Howard in your living room! We arrived about an hour before the concert was due to start and saw Howard rehearsing through the back of the marquee, and we got a wave from him.
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    Had pictures of him from Smash Hits all over my bedroom wall,was mortified when my friends and I all met him a couple of years ago at the Hear and Now tour in Glasgow and told him like a gibbering 13 year old he'd been all over my wall...was 33 then! Sounded Great then and still brilliant now, ditto on New Song!
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    I loved Howard jones music in the Eighties and still like it a lot today! His first release, New Song, was a totally individual progressive sound in the early eighties. and is still my favourite tune from him. Do you remember his mime artist mate freaking out with chains on stage with him on Top of the Pops? Wasn't he called Jed?