Sir Thomas John Woodward, known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with appearances in Las Vegas. Jones’s voice has been described by Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic as a “full-throated, robust baritone”.
Path to fame
One night at the Top Hat in Cwmtillery, Jones was spotted by Gordon Mills.
June 7, 1940 (age 80)
- Wood Road Infants School (Map)
- Wood Road Junior School
- Pontypridd Central Secondary Modern School
5ft 10 (177.8 cm)
90 kg (198 lb)
$300 Million (2020)
Los Angeles, California, US (Map)
It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone, it’s not unusual to have fun with anyone. But when I see you hanging about with anyone, it’s not unusual to see me cry. I wanna’ die.
Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about!
I think when you’ve lived a bit, you read more into the songs. I do, anyway. And you’re sort of living the songs rather than performing them.
You can’t be a sexy person unless you have something sexy to offer. With me, it’s my voice: the way that I sing, the way I express myself when I sing.
Elvis was always over the top. That’s why he had that gold lamé suit! He designed his jumpsuits himself. He always said, “If you’re going to be a star, you should look like one.”
Jerry Lee Lewis
Hold Back the River by James Bay
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