Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to HOWARD JONES (1955). A singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Jones is considered to be one of the defining figures of mid-1980s synth pop. He has released 10 studio albums, 4 of which have charted in the United States, and has had several hit singles, including "Things Can Only Get Better (US - #5)," "No One Is To Blame (US - #4)," and "Everlasting Love (US - #12)." Additionally, he has started his own record label, Dtox. Jones was also the keyboardist for Ringo Starr's All Starr Band's 2001 tour and has worked as a songwriter for other artists, including German synth pop group Propaganda.