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Gloria Jones

Singer
Female
Born Oct 19, 1945

Gloria Richetta Jones is an American singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She recorded the 1964 song, "Tainted Love", later a hit for the British synth-pop duo, Soft Cell. She was the girlfriend of glam rock artist Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex until his death in 1977.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1945 Birth Born on October 19, 1945.

TEENAGE

1964 18 Years Old 1 More Event
She recorded the 1964 song, "Tainted Love", later a hit for the British synth-pop duo, Soft Cell. … Read More

TWENTIES

1966 20 Years Old Jones also recorded an album for the Uptown label entitled Come Go With Me which was released in 1966.
1968 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones studied piano, and acquired an advanced classical degree primarily in the works of Bach. In 1968, she joined the cast of Catch My Soul, a rock and soul version of the play Othello, which included cast members Jerry Lee Lewis, The Blossoms, and Dr. John.
1971 25 Years Old The most remembered song that Jones penned was Gladys Knight and the Pips' "If I Were Your Woman", which was nominated for a Grammy in 1971. … Read More
1972 26 Years Old In 1972, she was recommended by Warner Brothers Bob Regere to sing backing vocals behind T. Rex at the Winterland in San Francisco.
1973 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Soon after joining T. Rex, Jones and Bolan became romantically involved. Together, they had a son, Rolan Bolan. She sang backing vocals and played clavinet with T. Rex from 1973 to 1977. … Read More

THIRTIES

1976 30 Years Old Jones released an album in 1976, called Vixen, featuring several songs written by Bolan, and he also was the producer.
1977 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977, Jones worked with the group Gonzales, producing several of their singles, and also penning the disco hit, "Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" for the group. … Read More
1978 32 Years Old In 1978, she released the album Windstorm, which was a dedication to the memory of Bolan. … Read More
1981 35 Years Old Jones stayed in the music industry for several years after, releasing an album produced by Ed Cobb, titled Reunited in 1981.
1984 38 Years Old She also collaborated again with Billy Preston and other Cogic Singers for a 1984 reunion album The Cogic's. … Read More
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