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 Henry Oliver Ollie Jones

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Henry Oliver "Ollie" Jones

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4 Oct 1990 (aged 66)
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A memorial service was held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Teaneck for Henry "Ollie" Jones, a Teaneck musician who wrote several hit songs performed by the likes of Nat "King" Cole and Perry Como.

Mr. Jones, who died Wednesday at the age of 66, also sang with the Ravens Quartet, the Blenders, the Billy Williams Quartet, and the Cues.

His works as a composer included the best-sellers "Send for Me" (recorded in 1957 by Nat King Cole), "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" (1958, Perry Como), and "Step by Step" (1960, The Crests).

Mr. Jones biggest success was probably "Tiger," a 1959 million-seller that propelled the singer Fabian to stardom. It reached No. 3 and spent 13 weeks on the national charts.

Mr. Jones was a member of Broadcast Music International and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Jean Ash Jones; a daughter, Amy, of Atlanta; and a brother, Nathan, of Philadelphia.

Record, The (Hackensack, NJ)
Date: October 9, 1990
Edition: All Editions
Page: c15
Record Number: 2892121
Copyright (c) 1990 North Jersey Media Group Inc.

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A memorial service was held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Teaneck for Henry "Ollie" Jones, a Teaneck musician who wrote several hit songs performed by the likes of Nat "King" Cole and Perry Como.

Mr. Jones, who died Wednesday at the age of 66, also sang with the Ravens Quartet, the Blenders, the Billy Williams Quartet, and the Cues.

His works as a composer included the best-sellers "Send for Me" (recorded in 1957 by Nat King Cole), "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" (1958, Perry Como), and "Step by Step" (1960, The Crests).

Mr. Jones biggest success was probably "Tiger," a 1959 million-seller that propelled the singer Fabian to stardom. It reached No. 3 and spent 13 weeks on the national charts.

Mr. Jones was a member of Broadcast Music International and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Jean Ash Jones; a daughter, Amy, of Atlanta; and a brother, Nathan, of Philadelphia.

Record, The (Hackensack, NJ)
Date: October 9, 1990
Edition: All Editions
Page: c15
Record Number: 2892121
Copyright (c) 1990 North Jersey Media Group Inc.

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