What member of the rock band Led Zeppelin shares his name with a naval hero of the Revolutionary War?
– Patrick Henry
– Nathan Hale
– John Paul Jones
– Ethan Allen
Answer: Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones’ real name is not John Paul Jones. His birth name is John Baldwin but in 1964 before his Led Zeppelin fame, he took his stage name after the American naval hero John Paul Jones. John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was a Scottish sailor and the United States’ first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War. During his engagement with HMS Serapis, Jones uttered the legendary reply to a taunt about surrender from the British captain: “I have not yet begun to fight!”
Famed naval officer John Paul Jones was born in Scotland in 1742. His career at sea began at age 13, and by 21 he was the captain of a ship sailing between the West Indies and British ports. Jones joined the Continental navy during the American Revolution, enjoying his greatest successes in international waters.