- NAME: Spike Jones
- OCCUPATION: Musician
- BIRTH DATE: December 14, 1911
- DEATH DATE: May 01, 1965
- Did You Know?: Spike Jones created unusual sound effects in his musical arrangements using cowbells, automobile horns, burps, hiccups, barking dogs and a toilet seat strung like a harp, among other items.
- Did You Know?: Spike Jones inspired musicians like Frank Zappa and Weird Al Yankovic.
- Did You Know?: Filmmaker Spike Jonze (Adam Spiegel) created his professional name as an homage to Spike Jones.
- EDUCATION: Long Beach Polytechnic High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Long Beach, California
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Full Name: Lindley Armstrong Jones
- AKA: Lindley Jones
- Nickname: The Man Who Murdered Music
- Nickname: Spike
- Nickname: King of Corn
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American bandleader and musician Spike Jones was best known for his novelty songs of the 1940s and '50s, which used unusual sound effects and instruments.
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He was 53 years old. He had been married twice, to two singers: Patricia Ann Middleton, with whom he had a daughter, and then to Helen Greco, with whom he had two daughters and a son.
have mentioned Jones as an important influence on their own sense of humor and their satirical recordings. Jones's admirers range from radio personality Dr. Demento to author Thomas Pynchon to the director Spike Jonze, who adapted a variant of Jones's name as his own professional name.
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