Tom Jones

Real Name:
Sir Thomas Jones Woodward
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Tom Jones, OBE (born 7 June 1940, Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh singer.

In 1962, he became the frontman for Tommy Scott & The Senators, a Welsh beat group and recorded 4 demo tracks in the football changing rooms at Pontypridd YMCA, known as the "bathroom session". In 1963, as Tommy Scott & The Playboys, they recorded 7 demo's for the producer Joe Meek. In 1964, the then Tommy Scott & The Squires, met Gordon Mills (2), who became Tom's manager from 1964-1986. Capitalizing on the popularity of the Albert Finney film Tom Jones (1963), Mills made the decision to rename Jones. Mills also wrote and scored the first of Jones' many Transatlantic top 10 hits, "It's Not Unusual". By the end of the 1960's, Jones was a top 5 all-time Las Vegas headliner (1968-2010) and was playing sold out venues around the world.

From 1969 until 1971, Jones had an internationally successful television show, This Is Tom Jones. Though his record sales tailed off during the mid-1970's, peaking in 1971 with his only US No. 1 hit, "She's A Lady", he remained a huge draw as a live performer. In 1970, Jones was the first solo performer to sell out Madison Square Garden. In 1979, he made his acting debut and starred in the made-for-TV movie, Pleasure Cove. A decade earlier, a press release was issued about a possible film starring Jones and Elvis Presley but this project was never realized.

In 1986, Gordon Mills died and Jones' son Mark Woodward became his manager. In 1987, Jones returned to the UK and quickly re-established himself as a recording artist with a song that reached No. 2, "A Boy From Nowhere" (from the unstaged musical "Matador"). In 1988, he made his "comeback", collaborating with The Art Of Noise on "Kiss", written by Prince. It proved a worldwide hit and won an MTV award.

The 1990's proved Jones' versatility as he collaborated with numerous well known artists, culminating with the 1999 album "Reload". It reached No. 1 in the UK (in both 1999 and 2000) and was awarded album of the year and became his biggest selling album to date (as of 2016). This was achieved without any US sales, as the album was not released in the US due to collaborating artist copyright restrictions. Jones was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1999 and knighted in 2006 for his services to music. In 2009, Jones headlined UK's Glastonbury Festival.

With worldwide sales topping 400 million and counting, Tom Jones ranks among the top 10 biggest selling artists of all time.

After nearly 60 years of marriage, his wife, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward passed away in April, 2016.
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Tom Jones - Along Came Jones album art Tom Jones Along Came Jones (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca South Africa 1965 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual album art Tom Jones It's Not Unusual (Album) Parrot Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones album art Tom Jones A-Tom-ic Jones (Album) Parrot US 1966 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat? album art Tom Jones What's New Pussycat? (Album) Parrot US 1965 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - A-tom-ic Jones album art Tom Jones A-tom-ic Jones (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1966 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - From The Heart album art Tom Jones From The Heart (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1966 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Green, Green Grass Of Home album art Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Parrot Uruguay 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Tom Jones Live! At The Talk Of The Town album art Tom Jones Tom Jones Live! At The Talk Of The Town (Album) Decca, Decca Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - 13 Smash Hits album art Tom Jones 13 Smash Hits (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Green, Green Grass Of Home album art Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Decca Australia 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings album art Tom Jones Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings (Album) Parrot, Parrot Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - The Tom Jones Fever Zone album art Tom Jones The Tom Jones Fever Zone (Album) Parrot Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Help Yourself album art Tom Jones Help Yourself (Album) Decca, Decca US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Delilah album art Tom Jones Delilah (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Belgium 1968 Sell This Version
CN 892 Tom Jones - The Tom Jones Show album art Tom Jones / The Moody Blues / Bobbie Gentry, Roslynn and her Quartet Tom Jones / The Moody Blues / Bobbie Gentry, Roslynn and her Quartet - The Tom Jones Show(2xLP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 892 UK 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - This Is Tom Jones album art Tom Jones This Is Tom Jones (Album) Decca UK 1969 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Live In Las Vegas album art Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca US 1969 Sell This Version
RL-52-9 Tom Jones - From Elvis In Memphis / This Is Tom Jones album art Elvis Presley / Tom Jones Elvis Presley / Tom Jones - From Elvis In Memphis / This Is Tom Jones(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL-52-9 US 1969 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - I Who Have Nothing album art Tom Jones I Who Have Nothing (Album) Decca, Decca Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Tom album art Tom Jones Tom (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1970 Sell This Version
XPAS-1 Tom Jones - Open End Radio Interview album art 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 art 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 art Tom Jones Live At Caesar's Palace (Album, Comp) Decca Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Close Up album art Tom Jones Close Up (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Spain 1972 Sell This Version
Tom Jones - Live! album art Tom Jones Live! (Comp, Album) London Records Japan 1972 Sell This Version