Popular musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs.
Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment would be punctuated with gunshots, whistles,
cowbells, and ridiculous vocals. Through the 1940s and early 1950s, the band recorded as Spike Jones
and his City Slickers and toured the USA and Canada under the title, The Musical Depreciation Revue.
Jones's father was a Southern Pacific railroad agent. Young Lindley got his nickname by being so thin
that he was compared to a railroad spike. At the age of eleven he got his first set of drums