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Birth Name: Jo Jones

Occupation: Drummer

Place Of Birth: Chicago

Date Of Birth: October 7, 1911

Date Of Death: September 3, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

Jo Jones was born on the 7th of October, 1911. He was best known for being a Drummer. Known by the nickname Papa Jo Jones, he was a jazz drummer who collaborated with artists like Art Blakey and Sonny Stitt. He was a Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee in 1974.

Jo Jones was born in Chicago. He worked as a carnival tap-dancer as a child. He revolutionized jazz drumming with his use of the hi-hat and drum brushes.

Jo Jones was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Jo Jones was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Jo Jones is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Jo Jones was born in the Year of the Pig.

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BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Jo Jones was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Jo Jones was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Jo Jones had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Jo Jones’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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