John Barnes

Real Name:
John Joseph Barnes
Profile:
US pianist, keyboardist, synthesizer player, arranger, songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. Began in the early 1970s at Motown. Worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Bette Midler, Toni Braxton, Diana Ross, and Julio Iglesias. Musical director for The Miracles. As a musician, John Barnes made one of the world’s most recognizable opening piano riffs for Gloria Gaynor’s timeless, classic hit, "I Will Survive". Related to Sharon Barnes. Father of John Barnes III (LA Jay), who has been active since the late 80s.
Passed away in March 2022.
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KC-45x009 John Barnes - Lay Your Body Down album art World Class Wreckin' Cru World Class Wreckin' Cru - Lay Your Body Down Kru-Cut Records KC-45x009 US 1988 Sell This Version
C2 0777 7 92878 2 6 John Barnes - Tisha album art Tisha* Love Me Down (L.A. Jay Extended Remix) Tisha* - Tisha (Album) Capitol Records C2 0777 7 92878 2 6 US 1992 Sell This Version
OLE 096-2 John Barnes - Five By Five album art Pizzicato Five Baby Love Child (LA English Mix Version) (as John Barns) Pizzicato Five - Five By Five (EP) Matador OLE 096-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
DRMR-13835-1 John Barnes - Contagious (Remix) album art The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley A.K.A. Mr. Biggs (6) Contagious (Sensual Version) The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley A.K.A. Mr. Biggs (6) - Contagious (Remix)(12", Promo) Dreamworks Records DRMR-13835-1 US 2001 Sell This Version

Vocals

AL 9565 John Barnes - Spirit Of The Street album art Madagascar (5) Rainbow and 2 more… Madagascar (5) - Spirit Of The Street (Album) Arista AL 9565 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 85591 John Barnes - Be With Me album art Billy Griffin Billy Griffin - Be With Me (Album) Columbia CBS 85591 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FE 38558 John Barnes - Wright Back At You album art Betty Wright Show Me Betty Wright - Wright Back At You (Album) Epic FE 38558 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
OET 40600, ET40600 John Barnes - Bad album art Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Bad (Album) Epic, Epic OET 40600, ET40600 US 1987 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

ZLP 1000 DJ John Barnes - Plum Happy album art David T. Walker David T. Walker - Plum Happy (Album) Zea Records ZLP 1000 DJ US 1970 Sell This Version
NG 2002 John Barnes - Body And Soul album art Body And Soul (6) Body And Soul (6) - Body And Soul (Album) National General Records, National General Records NG 2002 US 1971 Sell This Version
NGR-009 John Barnes - Things / As Time Goes On album art Body & Soul* Body & Soul* - Things / As Time Goes On (Single) National General Records NGR-009 US 1971 Sell This Version
SD 531 John Barnes - Memphis Two-Step album art Herbie Mann The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and 1 more… Herbie Mann - Memphis Two-Step (Album) Embryo Records SD 531 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/4, BJ 4 John Barnes - Spring Rain album art Rudolph Johnson Rudolph Johnson - Spring Rain (Album) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records BJ/4, BJ 4 US 1971 Sell This Version
SRA 8032 John Barnes - +'Justments album art Bill Withers Bill Withers - +'Justments (Album) Sussex SRA 8032 US 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062 - 97 079 John Barnes - City Of Angels album art The Miracles The Miracles - City Of Angels (Album) Tamla, Tamla 1C 062 - 97 079 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
L-35930, L 35930, ABDP-948 John Barnes - Believe Me Now Or Believe Me Later album art Diana Trask Diana Trask - Believe Me Now Or Believe Me Later(LP, Album) Dot Records, Dot Records, Dot Records L-35930, L 35930, ABDP-948 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
SBP 234920 John Barnes - Intimate album art Leon Haywood Leon Haywood - Intimate (Album) Columbia SBP 234920 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
SD 2-110 John Barnes - The "Selma" Album album art Various Various - The "Selma" Album (Album) Cotillion SD 2-110 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 9906 John Barnes - Hear The Words, Feel The Feeling album art Margie Joseph Margie Joseph - Hear The Words, Feel The Feeling (Album) Cotillion SD 9906 US 1976 Sell This Version
S6-746S1 John Barnes - Communique album art The Originals The Originals - Communique (Album) Soul S6-746S1 US 1976 Sell This Version
PS 2017 John Barnes - Valli album art Frankie Valli Where Were You (When I Needed You) (as John Barnes, Jr.) and 1 more… Frankie Valli - Valli (Album) Private Stock PS 2017 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
M5 2929 John Barnes - Right There album art Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier - Right There (Album) Warner Bros. Records M5 2929 US 1976 Sell This Version
STML 12050, 0C 062-98 610 John Barnes - Musical Massage album art Leon Ware Leon Ware - Musical Massage (Album) Gordy, Gordy STML 12050, 0C 062-98 610 UK 1976 Sell This Version
PL 11486 John Barnes - Not So Shabby album art The Hues Corporation The Hues Corporation - Not So Shabby (Album) RCA Victor PL 11486 France 1976 Sell This Version
G6-975S1 John Barnes - Do The Temptations album art The Temptations The Temptations - Do The Temptations (Album) Gordy G6-975S1 US 1976 Sell This Version

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Jcelious

Jcelious

June 1, 2022
Reset in peace my dear friend we miss you and your amazing talent you so generously shared with all of the world.
Date he passed is 2022 not 2020