Jim Pons

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Jim Pons
Born (1943-03-14) March 14, 1943 (age 76)
Santa Monica, California, United States
GenresRock
Occupation(s)Guitarist, singer
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsThe Leaves, The Turtles, The Mothers of Invention

Jim Pons (born March 14, 1943[1]) is a former bass guitarist and singer for several 1960s rock bands, including The Leaves, The Turtles, and The Mothers of Invention.[2]

In 1973 Pons left the music industry to become the film and video director for the New York Jets football club; he designed the team's 1978–97 team logo. He held this position until his retirement in 2000.[3]

Pons and his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2005, where he does game day video for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and plays upright bass in a bluegrass band called Lonesome Ride.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Pons on IMDB
  2. ^ Steve Moore (April 24, 2000). "Frank Zappa Tribute: The Jim Pons Interview". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  3. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Jim Pons". AllMusic. Retrieved December 8, 2010.