Tom Jones

Bürgerl. Name:
Sir Thomas John 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 demos 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 1960s, 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-1970s, 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 1990s 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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LK 4693, LK.4693 Along Came Jones — Tom Jones Tom Jones Along Came Jones (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca LK 4693, LK.4693 South Africa 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
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PA 61006 What's New Pussycat? — Tom Jones Tom Jones What's New Pussycat? (Album, Comp) Parrot PA 61006 UK 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
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PAS 71004 It's Not Unusual — Tom Jones Tom Jones It's Not Unusual (Album) Parrot PAS 71004 UK 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
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SKLA-4743 A-tom-ic Jones — Tom Jones Tom Jones A-tom-ic Jones (Album) Decca SKLA-4743 Australia 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
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PAS 71007 A-Tom-ic Jones — Tom Jones Tom Jones A-Tom-ic Jones (Album) Parrot PAS 71007 US 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
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SKL 4814 From The Heart — Tom Jones Tom Jones From The Heart (Album) Decca, Decca SKL 4814 Belgium 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
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PAS 71009 Green, Green Grass Of Home — Tom Jones Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Parrot PAS 71009 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
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PRX 79011 Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings — Tom Jones Tom Jones Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings (Album) Parrot, Parrot PRX 79011 US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
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PA 61014 Tom Jones Live! At The Talk Of The Town — Tom Jones Tom Jones Tom Jones Live! At The Talk Of The Town (Album) Decca, Decca PA 61014 Canada 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
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SKL 4909, SKL.4909 13 Smash Hits — Tom Jones Tom Jones 13 Smash Hits (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca SKL 4909, SKL.4909 UK 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
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LKA-4855 Green, Green Grass Of Home — Tom Jones Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Decca, Decca LKA-4855 Australia 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
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PKX 79619, PK 79619, PKX79619 The Tom Jones Fever Zone — Tom Jones Tom Jones The Tom Jones Fever Zone (Album) Parrot PKX 79619, PK 79619, PKX79619 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
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LK 4946, LK.4946 Delilah — Tom Jones Tom Jones Delilah (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca LK 4946, LK.4946 UK 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
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PRX 79025 Help Yourself — Tom Jones Tom Jones Help Yourself (Album) Decca, Decca PRX 79025 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
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LLM-17293 Tomame — Tom Jones Tom Jones Tomame(LP, Album, Mono) London Records LLM-17293 UK 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
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CN 892 The Tom Jones Show — Tom Jones 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 Diese Version verkaufen
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PAS 71031 Live In Las Vegas — Tom Jones Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas (Album) Decca, Decca PAS 71031 US 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
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SKL 5007 This Is Tom Jones — Tom Jones Tom Jones This Is Tom Jones (Album) Decca SKL 5007 UK 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
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SKL 5032, SKL.5032 Live In Las Vegas  — Tom Jones Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas (LP, Album, TP) Decca, Decca SKL 5032, SKL.5032 UK 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
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RL-52-9 From Elvis In Memphis / This Is Tom Jones — Tom Jones Elvis Presley / Tom Jones Elvis Presley / Tom Jones - From Elvis In Memphis / This Is Tom Jones(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL-52-9 US 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
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XPAS 71039 I Who Have Nothing — Tom Jones Tom Jones I Who Have Nothing (Album) Decca, Decca XPAS 71039 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
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ISK 1063, ISK.1063 Tom — Tom Jones Tom Jones Tom (Album) Decca, Decca ISK 1063, ISK.1063 UK 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
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XPAS-1 Open End Radio Interview — Tom Jones Tom Jones Open End Radio Interview(LP, Promo) Parrot XPAS-1 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
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SKL 5089, SKL.5089 Tom Jones Sings She's A Lady — Tom Jones Tom Jones Tom Jones Sings She's A Lady (Album) Decca, Decca SKL 5089, SKL.5089 Turkey 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
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DKLI 1/1 & 1/2 Live At Caesar's Palace Las Vegas — Tom Jones Tom Jones Live At Caesar's Palace Las Vegas (Album, Comp) Decca DKLI 1/1 & 1/2 Italy 1971 Diese Version verkaufen