Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Real Name:
Thomas Jones Woodward
Profile:
Born Thomas Jones Woodward, June 7, 1940, Pontypridd, Wales. "Tiger Tom The Twisting Teddy-Boy", first recorded in 1962 under the name, "Tommy Scott & The Senators". 4 demo tracks, infamously known as the 'bathroom session', were recorded at the Wales YMCA. In 1963, as "Tommy Scott & The Playboys", recorded 7 demo's for the Innovative Joe Meek, at Meek's UK apt. In 1964, the then "Tommy Scott & The Squires", met Gordon Mills, who became Tom's manager from 1964-1986. Riding off the coat-tail of the Academy Award winning Albert Finney movie, Mills, made the career decision to change Tom's stage name, to "Tom Jones" by simply dropping his birth surname. Mills then penned & scored the first of many trans-atlantic top 10 hits with "It's Not Unusual". By the end of the 1960s, "Jones The Voice" was a top 5 all-time Las Vegas headliner(1968-2010), sold out arenas on every continent of the planet. 1969-1971, TJ had his own record-breaking network US/UK TV show, "This Is Tom Jones", stirring "Tom Jones-Mania" on both sides of the Big Pond. Though his record sales tailed off during the mid-1970s, peaking in 1971 with his only US #1, "She's A Lady", he remained a huge draw as a live performer from the 70's through today. In 1970, TJ was the 1st solo rock performer to sell out NYC, Madison Square Garden, & headlined UK Glastonbury in 2009. In 1987, he returned to the UK and quickly re-established himself as a recording artist when the typically bombastic "A Boy From Nowhere" (from the unstaged musical "Matador") reached # 2, and the following year made his 'comeback' as we know it by, collaborating with The Art Of Noise on Prince's "Kiss". A top 40 for TJ worldwide & MTV award winner! As a 'Rocker' first & foremast, he has continued to include dance-styled material in his repertoire, alongside a diverse range of other musical styles. The decade of the 90's showed TJ's versatility via collaborations with nearly everyone in the biz, culminating with 1999 "Reload", going #1(UK) in both 1999 & 2000, awarding it 'album of the year'. Arguably not TJ's 'best' career LP, it is his biggest selling to date(7 mil & counting) & this feat was without any US sales as it was never released in the USA due to collaborating artists copyright restrictions. Now, in his mid-70's, he remains a thoroughly contemporary & in demand entertainer with enduring popularity, retaining the vocal ability & God-given raw power that made him a true 'super-star' in the first place. In 2006, "Sir" Tom was knighted. 1 of only 9 to date. After nearly 60 years of marriage to 1 woman, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward passed away in April, 2016(RIP). Survived by 1 Son, Mr. Mark Woodward, who has been managing his Father since 1986.
Respected & admired by artists & musicians from all genres & eras, including & most importantly, ELVIS 'The King' PRESLEY! Tom Jones is the most successful single artist to emerge from the 'British Invasion' & is only surpassed by The Beatles. With worldwide sales topping 400 million & counting, Tom Jones ranks among the top 10 biggest selling artists of all-time & is a bonafide Rock/Pop/Vocal Legend!
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Tom Jones Discography

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Tom Jones Along Came Jones (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1965 Sell This Version
Tom Jones It's Not Unusual (Album) Parrot Venezuela 1965 Sell This Version
Tom Jones A-Tom-ic Jones (Album) Parrot US 1966 Sell This Version
Tom Jones What's New Pussycat? (Album) Parrot US 1965 Sell This Version
Tom Jones From The Heart (Album) Decca, Decca Australia 1966 Sell This Version
Tom Jones A-tom-ic Jones (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1966 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Parrot US 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Tom Jones Live! At The Talk Of The Town (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones 13 Smash Hits (Album) Decca, Decca Belgium 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Decca, Decca Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings (Album) Parrot, Parrot Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones The Tom Jones Fever Zone (Album) Parrot Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Help Yourself (Album) Decca, Decca US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Delilah (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Belgium 1968 Sell This Version
LK 4471, LK.4471 Tom Jones Delilah(LP, Album, Mono) Decca, Decca LK 4471, LK.4471 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Jones This Is Tom Jones (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca US 1969 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Special! (Album, Comp) London Records Japan 1969 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas (Album) Decca, Decca US 1969 Sell This Version
Tom Jones I Who Have Nothing (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1970 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Tom (Album) Decca, Decca Australia 1970 Sell This Version
XPAS-1 Tom Jones Open End Radio Interview(LP, Promo) Parrot XPAS-1 US 1970 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Tom Jones Sings She's A Lady (Album) Decca, Decca Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Live At Caesar's Palace (Album, Comp) Decca US 1971 Sell This Version
Tom Jones Close Up (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Spain 1972 Sell This Version
Tom Jones The Body And Soul Of Tom Jones (Album) Decca Belgium 1973 Sell This Version