Gloria Jones
American singer
Gloria Jones
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.
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Larry Schwimmer: How to Ask for a Raise... Without Getting Fired!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Yes, these are tough economic times. The job market always seems to be tight. But if you're like most people, you're working hard in your job and often long hours. And, assuming you are good at what you do: Are you being paid what you're worth? Would you like to make more money? Do you have a salary review coming up? Here's some information you need to know to get the raise you deserve. Let's begin by acknowledging the reality of the world most people work in. There are various corporate political games that are played in most companies and organizations. One of the most important to you: the Raise Game. Many of us have the naïve notion that business and industry pay their employees wages based on skills, experience and superior performance. Unfortunately, this is all too often not the case. Raises are to a great extent based on subjective evaluations of the individual whose salary is being reviewed. Generally, most jobs have a salary range that is used to guide the ...
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La Santa Cecilia rinde tributo a grandes canciones
Chron - almost 5 years
La Santa Cecilia rinde tributo a grandes canciones La Santa Cecilia tiene un nuevo disco con versiones a canciones famosas, y lo traerá a Houston en la que será su primera presentación en la ciudad espacial. "Siempre nos ha gustado hacer covers (versiones), lo disfrutamos un chingo... hacemos temas de los Beatles, Ramón Ayala...", revela la cantante de la banda, Marisol Marisoul Hernández. En El Valor, como se llama su nuevo y tercer disco, la banda sigue fiel a su estilo inclasificable en versiones vibrantes como el jazz-soul que hicieron en Tainted Love, de la cantante estadounidense de soul Gloria Jones, o el rock con jazz en Viento, del grupo mexicano de rock Caifanes, o la divertida polka norteña en One, del grupo irlandés de rock U2, el blues ranchero en Love Came Here, de la rockera mexico-estadounidense Lhasa de Sela y el apasionado bolero Valor, el único tema original del disco. A nosotros nos gusta jugar mucho con la música", explica Hernández sobre su manera de h ...
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Power Outage Affects 2000 Santeeans on Hot Day - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Bill and Gloria Jones, residents of New Frontier, and one of the 500 unlucky homes, expressed concern for the elderly that the power was lost on such a hot day. "We would like to know why all people were not notified especially on the hottest day so
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Relay gets slice of pizza profits - Laurinburg Exchange
Google News - over 5 years
Contributed photo About 14 members of Hospice of Scotland County volunteered to serve as wait staff for a Relay for Life fundraiser at Pizza Inn. They are from left: Betty Murphy, Gloria Jones, Judith Ackley, and Shirley Jones
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Hey Kid! captivates youth audiences - Valley24.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Roger & Gloria Jones CHildren's Center for Science and Technology in downtown Youngstown. The event is scheduled to take place from 12 to 4 pm outdoors on Federal Plaza and Hey Kid! is set to perform in the final hour of the event
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David Bowie Saved Marc Bolan's Family - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
Glam icon Bolan died in a car crash in 1977 just as he was on the cusp of rebuilding his career after years in the doldrums. His girlfriend Gloria Jones, who was driving the purple Mini in London, was seriously injured in the accident
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David Bowie Helped Marc Bolan's Son 'Survive' - Musicrooms.net
Google News - over 5 years
But while there were legal battles over the singer's estate, he and his mother Gloria Jones were financially looked after by Bowie, who is renowned as one of the kindest stars in showbiz. Speaking about the singer's contribution to his well being,
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Ronald L. Brown, 70 - Journal and Courier
Google News - over 5 years
In 1956, he married Gloria Jones, and they later divorced. In 1989, he married Margaret Davis. They later divorced. For 35 years, Mr. Brown had worked in the section gang with Norfolk & Western Railroad. He had also been engaged in farming
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Marc Bolan School Opens (A Top Story) - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
According to NME.com, the school has been built by Bolan's former partner, singer Gloria Jones, who survived the car crash that killed the glam rocker (famous for his work in T. Rex) in 1977. The Mark Bolan School of Music and Film will teach 100
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African orphans rock to sound of 70s glitter - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Bolan's former partner Gloria Jones and his son, Rolan Bolan, are hoping to restore the influence of the star, whose music and style proved an inspiration for punk and the New Romantic movement as well as Britpop bands including Suede
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Funds needed for school for orphans in memory of Marc Bolan - FemaleFirst.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
The T-Rex star's former partner, singer Gloria Jones and their son, Rolan Bolan have founded the Marc Bolan School of Music and Film in Makeni, Sierra Leone and want to enrol 100 students to the facility. She tells Britain's Independent newspaper: "We
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Marc Bolan's legacy moves to African school for orphans - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Bolan's former partner Gloria Jones, and his son, Rolan Bolan, are hoping to restore the influence of the star, whose music and style proved an inspiration on punk and the New Romantic movement as well as Britpop bands including Suede
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Column: Newnan memories from a grown-up kid - Newnan Times-Herald
Google News - over 5 years
While a senior at Newnan High School, after Christmas I began dating Gloria Jones, who was also a senior. I kissed her for the first time on the old bridge over the railroad tracks near Spring Street (the bridge is no longer there)
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Ryan introdues legislation in Congress for STEM funding - Youngstown Vindicator
Google News - over 5 years
The Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology in downtown Youngstown. Hallie Duarte, an incoming sophomore at Youngstown Early College, is at the controls of the robot of her team, the 276 Mad Cows, consisting of Youngstown
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Missing man search turns to baked goods for funding - Terre Haute Tribune Star
Google News - over 5 years
“We'll have a little bit of everything,” said Gloria Jones, an organizer of the event. All the funds raised will go to the Morgan Johnson Benefit Fund, which helps cover the costs of private search efforts and a potential reward fund
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Historical Society Installs New President, VP - Garden City News
Google News - over 5 years
Mayor Donald Brudie swears in Historic Society Officers, from left, Treasurer Tom Rechner, President Albert Intreglia, Vice President Mary Mahoney, and Secretary Gloria Jones. At its annual meeting on June 1, The Garden City Historical Society
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C-SPAN bus visits Youngstown - Youngstown Vindicator
Google News - over 5 years
The Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology, 11 W. Federal, was sponsored by Time Warner Cable and was part of a national bus tour. The bus allows participants to experience C-SPAN's programming across high-tech platforms such
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The List: Rock stars too young to die - Washington Times
Google News - over 5 years
Marc Bolan — The lead singer of the British “glam rock” band T-Rex was killed instantly when his Mini 1275GT, driven by American singer Gloria Jones, crashed into a tree in the Barnes area of London on Sept. 16, 1977. The 29-year-old Bolan had a
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Magritte exhibition at Tate Liverpool gets fans of Marc Bolan raving - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
To Bolan fans, the painting has an entirely different significance: 16 September 1977 was the date the singer was returning home in the small hours from a night out, in a Mini driven by his girlfriend Gloria Jones. The car span off the road and hit a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gloria Jones
    THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 38
    She also collaborated again with Billy Preston and other Cogic Singers for a 1984 reunion album The Cogic's.
    More Details Hide Details She has since worked as a musical supervisor for films.
  • 1981
    Age 35
    Jones stayed in the music industry for several years after, releasing an album produced by Ed Cobb, titled Reunited in 1981.
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  • 1978
    Age 32
    In 1978, she released the album Windstorm, which was a dedication to the memory of Bolan.
    More Details Hide Details On the back cover, it is written "Special Dedication in memory of my son's father, Marc Bolan, whom we miss very much." Her single "Bring on the Love" was a success on the American R&B chart.
  • 1977
    Age 31
    She was the driver of the car, a Mini 1275 GT, that crashed and killed Bolan at 4:00 am on September 16, 1977 on the way home to Bolan's Richmond property.
    More Details Hide Details They had been out to a restaurant in Mayfair and had been drinking wine. Jones broke her jaw in the accident and was found draped over the car's bonnet with Bolan lying in the road. When she was well enough to leave the hospital, she soon was told that Bolan's fans had looted what was left of his possessions, though it is now believed that it was others, professionally connected to Bolan, who emptied the flat. She was later due to appear in court in London on charges of being unfit to drive and driving a car in a dangerous condition. She never returned to face the charges and the Coroner's Court recorded a verdict of accidental death. Having lost her possessions, Jones and her son moved back to Los Angeles where they stayed with Jones' family.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She toured the UK with Gonzales, first on the Bob Marley tour, and then with Osibisa.
  • 1976
    Age 30
    Jones released an album in 1976, called Vixen, featuring several songs written by Bolan, and he also was the producer.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 27
    She sang backing vocals and played clavinet with T. Rex from 1973 to 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Her rendition of "Dock of the Bay" appears as a bonus track on T.Rex's album Bolan's Zip Gun.
  • 1972
    Age 26
    In 1972, she was recommended by Warner Brothers Bob Regere to sing backing vocals behind T. Rex at the Winterland in San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after joining T. Rex, Jones and Bolan became romantically involved. Together, they had a son, Rolan Bolan (b. Sep 26, 1975).
  • 1971
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, Jones left Motown at the end of 1973, subsequent to the release of her album Share My Love. Jones first met Marc Bolan of T. Rex in 1969 while performing in Hair (Los Angeles cast). While touring in Europe, Bolan and Jones met for the second time at the Speakeasy in London.
  • 1970
    Age 24
    In 1970 she provided backing vocals on Ry Cooder's eponymous first album.
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  • 1968
    Age 22
    During the summer of 1968, she performed in a play called Revolution, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details That winter, she joined the Los Angeles cast of Hair, the musical. Eventually, she was to meet Pam Sawyer, who asked her to write for Motown Records. Jones and Sawyer were amongst the second string of writers at Motown, but still wrote for such artists as Gladys Knight & the Pips, Commodores, The Four Tops and The Jackson 5. As Jones was also initially a singer for the label, protocol demanded a pseudonym, so for some of her earlier co-writes she used the name LaVerne Ware. Songs that Jones's worked on during this period include The Supremes' "Have I Lost You" (writer), Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross' "My Mistake" (writer), Junior Walker's "I Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (writer/producer) and the Four Tops' "Just Seven Numbers" (writer).
    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.
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  • 1966
    Age 20
    Jones also recorded an album for the Uptown label entitled Come Go with Me which was released in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details Jones studied piano, and acquired an advanced classical degree primarily in the works of Bach.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 18
    In 1964, Jones, in her late teens, was discovered by the songwriter Ed Cobb.
    More Details Hide Details Signing with Cobb's Greengrass Productions, she recorded her first hit record, "Heartbeat Pts 1 & 2," which Cobb wrote and produced. She toured the United States, performing on several American television programs, footage of which still exists. One performance occurred at a Rock and Soul show in Disneyland in the summer of 1965. "Heartbeat" became a rhythm and blues tune which was recorded later by Dusty Springfield, Spencer Davis and many other artists. By then, Jones had recorded other songs for Uptown Records, a subsidiary of Capitol/EMI. Included among these was another Cobb-written song, "Tainted Love". Marc Almond of the duo Soft Cell, whose cover version of "Tainted Love" reached #1 worldwide, originally heard the song in a nightclub in Northern England. So strong was Jones's following there that she was proclaimed the "Northern Queen of Soul."
    She recorded the 1964 song "Tainted Love", later a hit for the British synthpop duo, Soft Cell.
    More Details Hide Details She was the girlfriend of glam rock artist Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex until his death in 1977. Jones was born in Cincinnati, and moved to Los Angeles, California, at the age of seven, where she first started singing. Jones' first taste of fame came at the age of 14, when, while still at school, she formed with Frankie Kahrl and Billy Preston the successful gospel group the Cogic Singers, with whom she recorded the album It's a Blessing. Although she remained with the group for some four years, she soon found herself drawn into the Los Angeles pop scene.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on October 19, 1945.
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