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The Clio Express: A Conversation with Ronnie Jones

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Ronnie was born in Springfield Massachusetts on the 14th of September 1937, and after graduating from Muskegon Heights High School, Muskegon Mich. He toured the world with the USAF, ending up in England, where his musical career started.  He was discovered by Alexis Korner in the ‘60s, of Blues Incorporated (with Cyril Davis, Johnny Parker, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker).  With Alexis he sang for Prince Philip of England and the Beatles,.  After his military service, Ronnie joined Mick Eves and John Mclaughlin to form the Nightimers, and subsequently formed the BlueJays with Roger Dean.   In the 70s, he moved to Italy and found success with the song "Rock Your Baby" and subsequently became an actor and shared success with Renato Zero, Teo Teocoli and Loredana Bertè in the musical “Hair”.  Hair toured Italy for 10 months. At the end of the 70s, Ronnie found work as a DJ for state radio RAI where he remained for many years.  It’s a great conversation about an interesting life.

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