Mick JonesMick Jones
was in the music group The Clash
and played guitar
and sang, but was not generally the lead singer, who was Joe Strummer
Jones generally wrote the tunes, Strummer the lyrics, and Jones was indisputably the better musician. He was briefly in the band General Public
. He later formed the bands Big Audio Dynamite
and Big Audio Dynamite II, in which he was the lead singer.
He has become an occasional producer, and in late 2002/early 2003 was at the controls for the debut of London band The Libertines
whose Clash influence (as well as that of other quentessentially English bands like the Kinks
was clear. The CD was critically well-received, and Jones appeared to enjoy the success of his proteges.