Ken JonesBorn: October 2nd, 1927, Manchester (United Kingdom)
Died: April 25th, 1988, France
Ken Jones conducted the Eurovision orchestra on one occasion, in 1979 in Jerusalem, when the United Kingdom was represented by Black Lace and their song ‘Mary-Ann’ (composed and produced by Peter Morris). It was essentially a rock tune, to which some strings were added. The song finished seventh among nineteen contestants. Jones had not been the musical director of the UK preselection that year – it was Alyn Ainsworth who had performed that task. It is unclear why Ainsworth was replaced by Jones for the international final.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Ken Jones will be published on this website