Tom Jones

Vero nome:
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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Tom Jones - Along Came Jones artwork dell'album Tom Jones Along Came Jones (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca South Africa 1965 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual artwork dell'album Tom Jones It's Not Unusual (Album) Parrot UK 1965 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - A-Tom-ic Jones artwork dell'album Tom Jones A-Tom-ic Jones (Album) Parrot US 1966 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat? artwork dell'album Tom Jones What's New Pussycat? (Album) Parrot US 1965 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - A-tom-ic Jones artwork dell'album Tom Jones A-tom-ic Jones (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1966 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - From The Heart artwork dell'album Tom Jones From The Heart (Album) Decca, Decca Belgium 1966 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Green, Green Grass Of Home artwork dell'album Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Parrot US 1967 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Tom Jones Live! At The Talk Of The Town artwork dell'album Tom Jones Tom Jones Live! At The Talk Of The Town (Album) Decca, Decca Canada 1967 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - 13 Smash Hits artwork dell'album Tom Jones 13 Smash Hits (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1967 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Green, Green Grass Of Home artwork dell'album Tom Jones Green, Green Grass Of Home (Album) Decca Australia 1967 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings artwork dell'album Tom Jones Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings (Album) Parrot, Parrot Canada 1967 Vendi questa versione
6015 Tom Jones - Retrato artwork dell'album Tom Jones Retrato(LP) EMI-Odeon, S.A. 6015 Argentina 1967 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - The Tom Jones Fever Zone artwork dell'album Tom Jones The Tom Jones Fever Zone (Album) Parrot Canada 1968 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Help Yourself artwork dell'album Tom Jones Help Yourself (Album) Decca, Decca US 1968 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Delilah artwork dell'album Tom Jones Delilah (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Germany 1968 Vendi questa versione
CN 892 Tom Jones - The Tom Jones Show artwork dell'album 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 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - This Is Tom Jones artwork dell'album Tom Jones This Is Tom Jones (Album) Decca UK 1969 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Live In Las Vegas artwork dell'album Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca US 1969 Vendi questa versione
RL-52-9 Tom Jones - From Elvis In Memphis / This Is Tom Jones artwork dell'album Elvis Presley / Tom Jones Elvis Presley / Tom Jones - From Elvis In Memphis / This Is Tom Jones(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL-52-9 US 1969 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - I Who Have Nothing artwork dell'album Tom Jones I Who Have Nothing (Album) Decca, Decca Canada 1970 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Tom artwork dell'album Tom Jones Tom (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1970 Vendi questa versione
XPAS-1 Tom Jones - Open End Radio Interview artwork dell'album Tom Jones Open End Radio Interview(LP, Promo) Parrot XPAS-1 US 1970 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Tom Jones Sings She's A Lady artwork dell'album Tom Jones Tom Jones Sings She's A Lady (Album) Decca, Decca Argentina 1971 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Live At Caesar's Palace artwork dell'album Tom Jones Live At Caesar's Palace (Album, Comp) Decca Belgium 1971 Vendi questa versione
Tom Jones - Close Up artwork dell'album Tom Jones Close Up (Album, Comp) Decca, Decca Spain 1972 Vendi questa versione