Spike Jones

Birth Name:
Lindley Armstrong Jones
Birth Date:
December 14, 1911
Birth Place:
Long Beach, California
Death Date:
May 1, 1965
Place of Death:
708 N Oakhurst Drive, Beverly Hills, California
Cause of Death:
Complications from emphysema
Cemetery Name:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Considered by many as the Father of Novelty Music, Spike Jones was the “Weird Al” Yankovic of the 1940s through the early 60s. A talented and serious musician and bandleader, Spike Jones and His City Slickers specialized in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish and comedic vocals.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Holy Cross Cemetery

5835 W Slauson Avenue

Culver City, California, 90230


North America


Grave Location:

Mausoleum, Block 70, Crypt A7

Grave Location Description

Enter the mausoleum on the first floor and walk past the office on your left then take the first right and walk down the hallway and take a right at the statue. Turn to the left and look to the top row in Section 70. You are also within earshot of both actors John Candy and Fred MacMurray.

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