Spike Jones Autograph

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician, bandleader and conductor specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, hiccups, burps, and outlandish and comedic vocals. Jones and his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and His City Slickers from the early 1940s to the mid-1950s, and they toured the United States and Canada as "The Musical Depreciation Revue". More about Spike Jones

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Lindley Armstrong Jones was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Ada (Armstrong) and Lindley Murray Jones, a Southern Pacific railroad agent. Young Lindley Jones was given the nickname 'Spike' for being so thin that he was compared to a railroad spike. At the age of 11 he got his first set of drums. As a teenager he played in bands that he formed himself; Jones' first band was called Spike Jones and his Five Tacks. A railroad restaurant chef taught him how to use pots and pans, forks, knives and spoons as musical instruments. Jones frequently played in theater pit orchestras. In the 1930s, he joined the Victor Young orchestra and got many offers to appear on radio shows, including Al Jolson's Lifebuoy Program, Burns and Allen, and Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall.

Jones became bored playing the same music each night with the orchestras. He found other like-minded musicians and they began playing parodies of standard songs for their own entertainment. The musicians wanted their wives to share their enjoyment, so they recorded their weekly performances. One of the recordings made its way into the hands of an RCA Victor executive, who offered the musicians a recording contract. One of the City Slickers' early recordings for the label was a Del Porter arrangement of "Der Fuehrer's Face". The record's success inspired Jones to become the band's leader. He initially thought the popularity the record brought them would fade. However, audiences kept asking for more, so Jones started working on more comic arrangements. Read even more about Spike Jones at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Spike Jones

The most expensive item with a signature of Spike Jones (Pan Am Hawaii menu autographed by Spike Jones + souvenir program MD Revue) was sold in April 2019 for $180.49 while the cheapest item (Helen Grayco SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 3x5 card Musicals Spike Jones) found a new owner for $0.99 in July 2021. The month with the most items sold (2) was April 2012 with an average selling price of $33.78 for an autographed item of Spike Jones. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in April 2019 with $180.49 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $5.50 was February 2012. In average, an autographed item from Spike Jones is worth $37.49.

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thumbnail1950 SPIKE JONES Typed & Signed Letter To RALPH WONDERS$11.88logo
thumbnailSpike Jones - Spike Jones and His City Slickers - Cocktails for Two - Autograph $19.95logo
thumbnailSpike Jones AND his City Slickers signed 8x10 Photograph Autograph$66.65logo
thumbnailSpike Jones and His City Slickers Souvenir Program 1950s. Signed$19.00logo
thumbnailSpike Jones autographed signed vintage album page (D. 1965)$34.99logo
thumbnailSpike Jones comic legend pic with signed Agreement to use his image.$29.99logo
thumbnailSpike Jones Musician Bandleader Signed Autograph 4 x 3.5 Cut PSA DNA$39.99logo
thumbnailSpike Jones Signed 8x10 Photo$24.95logo
thumbnailSpike Jones Signed Vintage Photo 1940s / Bandleader Autographed$89.99logo
thumbnailSPIKE JONES Vintage 1950's Signed Autographed 8x10 Promo Photo To Cliff Rodgers$49.99logo
thumbnailSpike Jones vintage signed 8x10 autograph$56.55logo
thumbnailSpike Jones- Autograph - Circa 1955 - 1956 - Signed Album Page $45.00logo
thumbnailSpike Jones-Musician-Hand Signed Ink-100% Original-died 1956-signed 11-16-45-AE$20.50logo
thumbnailWacky Bandleader SPIKE JONES Uncommon Vintage Signed Album Page$45.00logo