Throwback: Happy 76th Birthday, John Paul Jones!

Led Zeppelin‘s bassist John Paul Jones turns 76 today. Since Led Zeppelin’s breakup in 1980, Jones has remained busy as an arranger, musician and producer, including working in the massive supergroup Them Crooked Vultures with Foo FightersDave Grohl, and Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme.

Along with John Entwistle, Jones is one of the greatest rock bassists ever. The fact that he’s not recognized as such is criminal in my book. So let’s celebrate Jones, his work and his birthday today, eh? Happy birthday, John! May there be many, many more!