Happy Birthday to John Paul Jones who turns 68 today. Best known as the bassist, keyboardist, and co-songwriter for Led Zeppelin, Jones has since developed a solo career. He was a member of Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme and Dave Grohl. That band has since went on hiatus. Many rock bassists have been influenced by John Paul Jones including John Deacon of Queen, Geddy Lee from Rush, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, and Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. John Paul Jones is ranked among the greatest rock bassists of all time.