Original ANGEL Bassist MICKIE JONES Loses Battle With Cancer

Mickie Jones, original bassist and founding member of the '70s rock band ANGEL, passed away yesterday (Saturday, September 5) in San Dimas, California after a long battle with liver cancer. His family said he died "peacefully and beautifully."

Mickie performed on four ANGEL albums — "Angel" (1975), "Helluva Band" (1976), "On Earth As It Is In Heaven" (1977) and "An Anthology" (1992; compilation). He toured extensively with ANGEL in the United States for several years and took part in the band's infamous Japanese tour. Before ANGEL, he played in the rock group BUX, which included guitarist Punky Meadows (ANGEL) and singer Ralph Morman (JOE PERRY PROJECT, SAVOY BROWN). BUX released one album on Capitol Records, "We Come To Play", in 1976. Both Jones and Meadows were asked to join the NEW YORK DOLLS but declined. After leaving ANGEL, Jones formed the L.A. band EMPIRE (which also included L.A. GUNS drummer Steve Riley), in which he handled lead vocals. Over the years, Mickie became interested in film production and later worked in the film industry.

Condolences may be sent to [email protected] Services have not been made at this time.

Mickie Jones (photo taken in 2007):

Mickie Jones (in the '70s):

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