Vernon Reid

Vernon Reid was the driving force behind, and the primary songwriter of, the rock band Living Colour. Their debut album Vivid sold double Platinum. Their signature song “Cult of Personality” won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990. They were named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards and won their second Grammy Award for their follow-up album Time’s Up (1990). Vernon was recently named No. 66 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and he has played with Mick Jagger, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Santana and B.B. King.

Vernon Reid on Gen Jones:
Born the summer of 1958 (along with other Gen Jones musicians Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson), Vernon was very excited when he learned of his Gen Jones identity. In January 2022, he wrote: “The Generation Jones! I finally feel at home!” and “I like that…. Generation Jones! That’ll WORK.”

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Beki Brindle

Beki Brindle has been a celebrated lead guitarist since the 1970’s, and has performed with many greats, like Jerry Lee Lewis and John Sebastian. She is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the classic band, Grace Pool, and has appeared in their popular MTV videos. She has been the receipient of many prestigious music awards and honors, incuding membership in the Blues Hall of Fame.

Beki Brindle on Gen Jones :
Beki passionately identifies as part of Gen Jones, and has publicly brought up Gen Jones many times. In a discussion about John Lennon’s death, Beki wrote here in December 2020: “I remember where I was..  40 years ago .. it was Gen Jones’/X’s JFK, I was told the next day… I felt my soul crushed .. it felt like the world would never return to normal. It didn’t…” Beki has brought up Gen Jones in the context of various issues in the news, like here in February 2023, when she expressed her frustration at the prospect of Gen Jones not getting its fair share of retirement funds: “ Hey #SocialSecurity . thanks for screwing over the happily married 4 many years #generationjones people. We can’t collect 1/2 spouse’s SS while ours matures as the #boomers did! I guess it’s just not there for us!  Pay in & work ’til death.  #retirement”

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Dave Graney

Dave Graney is a legendary Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author. He has won numerous ARIA Awards (Australian equivalent of U.S. Grammy Awards) and has been inducted into the Australian Music Hall Of Fame. In 2015, Dave was honored as a Living Legend and a five-hour concert was held with many prominent musicians paying tribute to him by playing his songs. Dave is also the author of five books, is the host of a popular national Australian radio show, and writes a monthly column for the Melbourne Review.

Dave Graney on Gen Jones:
Dave has been an enthusiastic supporter of Generation Jones for several years, and has written/spoken publicly about Gen Jones numerous times. When he is called, or even implied to be, a Boomer, he often immediately corrects that, like here in June 2022: “Just by the way – Im not a Boomer, I’m Generation Jones.”  Dave is very fond of the Gen Jones moniker, and has discussed its meaning, like here in May 2021, when he explains the slang word “jones” connotation of Gen Jones: “Its in lots of songs. “I got a Love Jones” etc. Derives from heroin habit ref. I’m Jones ‘splaining here…I got a splainin jones!”

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Jackie Fox

Jackie Fox was a member of the legendary all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways. She played bass guitar for the band. Among their best-known songs are Cherry Bomb, Hollywood, and Queens of Noise.  In addition to their cult status in the United States, The Runaways became a sensation overseas. Other members of the Runaways, including Lita Ford, Joan Jett, and Cherie Currie, developed huge followings like Jackie. After the band’s breakup, Jackie has continued to live an interesting life. She got a law degree from Harvard University, where Barack Obama was one of her classmates. Jackie has been on several game shows, including The Dating Game, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and Jeopardy (she was champion for four games, winning $87,089). She is a very successful entertainment attorney, and also writes, including a column she writes for The Huffington Post.

Jackie Fox on Gen Jones:
Born in 1959, Jackie is a proud member of Generation Jones. She has publicly brought up Gen Jones in a variety of contexts. She wrote in May 2023: “As a Gen Jones, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. You have my permission (this one time) to replay with “Okay, Boomer.”

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