John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986, including six which reached the top ten, and his 1984 album Human’s Lib went to number one.
Around the world, he had 15 top 40 hit singles between 1983 and 1992. He has been described by AllMusic as “one of the defining figures of mid-’80s synth pop.” He also performed at Live Aid in 1985.
Jones is the eldest of four boys. His brothers, Roy, Martin, and Paul, are all musicians in their own right. They had a band called Red Beat in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and Roy has since released a few albums of dubstep-tinged electronic dance music both under his own name and under the pseudonym Dredzilla.