The Englishman, born on 27 December 1944, started his musical career at the beginning of the sixties. At first he was mostly a session musician in France, from 1971 he was back in England, first with Wonderwheel and later with Spooky Tooth. The Leslie West Band went from London to New York City for Jones. Shortly before that he played on albums of Peter Frampton and George Harrison. In 1976 he founded Foreigner with Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood and Ian McDonald, among others. Since the "40th Anniversary Tour" in 2017, these original members and at the same time the current Foreigner line-up around singer Kelly Hansen have been performing together again and again. To be heard on the recently released live work "Double Vision - Then And Now".
eclipsed: Are you still in your best rock years when you're almost 75?
Mick Jones: That I would still be on stage at my age I would never have thought. But I enjoy that at every concert. At the same time I am also at an age where they put aside long ago disputes, which is why I am now happy to be able to perform now and then with the guys of the first line-up.
eclipsed: What amazed you the most when you replayed with the original Foreigner musicians?
Jones: How good they still are! But I was also surprised by myself how much it touched me to play with Lou and the guys again. I was also pleased that the current foreigners had fun working together. Lou and Kelly Hansen complemented each other very well.