Tom Jones

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Born on June 7, 1940, Thomas John Woodward lived in South Wales and is best known as that Sexy Welch singer. He has sung nearly every form of mush from show tunes to techno. He has a full throated robust baritone and just sings. He has retained his core following over the years. In 1963 he began performing professionally as Tommy Scott with the Senators. He recorded with Joe Meek and tried to get record companies to listen to his song. He tried several times to break into showbiz, but only became famous when Gordon Mills became his manager. Mills renamed him Tom Jones and his first single Chills and Fever in 1964 did not do so well. However It?Äôs Not Unusual in 1965 became a number one hit in the U.K. and the U.S. He sang Once Upon a Time, Little Lonely One and With These Hands which moved Jones over the top. He recorded What?Äôs New Pussycat in 1965 and Thunderball in 1965. He changed his image from a sex model to a more refined tuxedoed crooner. He began to sing Green, Green Grass of Home and Detroit City for boarder audience. He moved to America at the end of the 60s and hosted This is Tom Jones. He moved to Las Vegas in 1970 and concentrated on his club performances. In the 1980s he turned to country-pop and gained a few hits. In 1988 he sang Kiss with an electronic dance scene The Act of Noise. He returned to the club circuit and released The Lead and How to Swing It in 1994. Jones has continued to work through the 2000s where he has released Praise & Blame with gospel and blues numbers. He also produced Spirit in the Room in 2012. He married Linda Trenchard in 1957 and they have one son. Jones has admitted to sleeping with more than 250 groupies a year and in 1987 he fathered a son with Katherine Berkery.
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