Spike Jones
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1911
Date of Death: 1965
Cause of Death: Natural causes - emphysema
Occupation: Musician, Actor, Comedian
Spouse: Patricia Middleton (divorced),
Helen Grayco
Children: Four
Turtledove Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Second Contact
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 - May 1, 1965) was a popular American musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs.

Spike Jones in WorldwarEdit

During the Race Invasion of Tosev 3, Spike Jones recorded one of his most famous songs: "The Fleetlord's Face", a humorous swipe at Fleetlord Atvar. Even members of the Race found humor in the song, especially Lizards living in the United States. Exiled Shiplord Straha, for example, enjoyed the song primarily because it attacked his old rival Atvar.[1]


  1. Second Contact, pg. 242.