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Tom Jones (singer)

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Tom Jones (singer)

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Category: Music

Born in 1940.

Countries: United Kingdom (47%), United States (30%), US (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: BBC, Big Jim Sullivan, Gary Wallis

Linked to: Decca Records, Island Records, American Broadcasting Company, Columbia Graphophone Company

 

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Tom Jones was born in 1940 add something


1957

Jones has remained married to Melinda since 1957, despite his many well publicised infidelities add something

 

In March 1957 Jones married his high school girlfriend, Melinda Trenchard when they were expecting a child together, both aged 16 add something


1960

Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd

 

Donald Peers - In the early 1960s Peers was given his own television programme, "Donald Peers Presents", and, in that programme, he introduced Tom Jones and scientist and writer Brian J. Ford, this time playing boogie piano.

 

Big Jim Sullivan - In the early 1960s he played on hits by Billy Fury, Frank Ifield, Adam Faith, Frankie Vaughan, Helen Shapiro, Freddie and the Dreamers, Cilla Black, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield and many more


1963

Jones, whose voice has been described as a "full-throated, robust baritone", became the frontman for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group, in 1963 add something

 

Howard Greenfield - After Sedaka's singing career cooled in 1963, the duo continued writing hits for other artists, including The 5th Dimension's and Tom Jones' "Puppet Man"

 

Joe Meek - In 1963 Meek worked with a then-little-known singer Tom Jones, the lead vocalist of Tommy Scott & the Senators


1964

His first single, "Chills and Fever", was released in late 1964 add something

 

In 1964 the group recorded several solo tracks with producer Joe Meek, who took them to various labels, but they had little success add something

 

This was his first performance in Pontypridd since 1964 add something

 

Bobbie Clarke - In September 1964 the new Noise recorded the first It's Not Unusual, a demo tape with Tom Jones


1965

During 1965 Mills secured a number of film themes for Jones to record including the themes for the film "What's New Pussycat-" and for the James Bond film "Thunderball" add something

 

In early 1965 "It's Not Unusual" reached number one in the United Kingdom and the top ten in the United States add something

 

Jones and his idol Elvis Presley met in 1965 at the Paramount film stage, when Elvis was filming "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" add something

 

Engelbert Humperdinck (singer) - In 1965, Dorsey teamed up with his former roommate, Gordon Mills, who had become a music impresario and the manager of Tom Jones


1966

In 1966 Jones' popularity began to slip somewhat, causing Mills to redesign the singer's image into that of a crooner add something

 

Jones was awarded the Grammy Award for Best New Artist for 1966 add something


1967

In 1967 Jones performed in Las Vegas for the first time, at the Flamingo add something


1969

Jones had an internationally successful television variety show titled "This Is Tom Jones" from 1969 to 1971 add something

 

Jones' guitarist between 1969 and 1974 was Big Jim Sullivan, who met and formed a friendship with Presley add something

 

Jones appeared on 31 December 1969, on the BBC's review of the 1960s music scene, "Pop Go The Sixties", performing "Delilah" add something

 

Jimmy Fontana - In 1969 Cantagiro summer festival, he performed cover of Tom Jones hit "Delilah", titled "La nostra favola"

 

Big Jim Sullivan - In 1969, Sullivan joined Tom Jones' band, and it was during his time with Jones in Las Vegas that he met and formed a friendship with Elvis Presley


1970

In the early 1970s Jones had a number of hit singles, including "She's a Lady", "Till", and "The Young New Mexican Puppeteer", but in the mid-1970s his popularity declined although he did have a big hit in 1976 with "Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow" which went to No. 1 on the US country chart and No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 add something

 

Raquel Welch - In 1970, Welch teamed up with Tom Jones and producer/choreographer David Winters of Winters-Rosen Productions for the TV special Raquel/, considered by some viewers to be a classic pairing together of 1970s pop-culture icons in their prime.

 

Carol Parks - Parks was a Hollywood studio singer in the 1970s and worked with Andy Williams and Tom Jones in shows and was in the choir for Sonny & Cher, Cher, and Danny Kaye


1975

Johnny Bristol - Bristol produced Tom Jones' 1975 album, "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do", which included five covers of Bristol's songs, including the title track


1977

The friendship endured until Presley's death in 1977 add something


1980

From 1980 to 1981 he had a second television variety show, the eponymous "Tom Jones", that was produced in Vancouver, Canada and lasted for 24 episodes add something

 

From 1980 to 1986 he had nine songs in the US country top 40 yet failed to crack the top 100 in the UK or the Billboard Hot 100 add something

 

In the early 1980s Jones started to record country music add something

 

Andy Leek - For the rest of the 1980s, Leek pursued his own career as a musician, as well as writing a musical interpretation of a Dylan Thomas poem which was recorded and released by Tom Jones, and acting alongside Billie Whitelaw and David Van Day as an aspiring songwriter in the Tony Klinger-produced 1985 movie "Promo-Man"

 

Mike Leander - In the 1980s he wrote the musical "Matador", which gave Tom Jones a hit album and single "A Boy From Nowhere"


1986

Greg Travis - In 1986 he worked for "Saturday Night Live" making short comedy films, appearing regularly on Evening at the Improv he was the opening act for stars like James Brown, Tom Jones and Dolly Parton


1987

In 1987, Tom Jones re-entered the singles chart with "A Boy From Nowhere" which went to No. 2 in the United Kingdom add something

 

In October 1987, while on tour in America, Jones had a brief relationship with model Katherine Berkery, who discovered she was pregnant add something


1989

After a legal battle that included DNA testing, an American court ruled in 1989 that Jones was the boy's father add something


1990

Johnny Marr - In the 1990s, he performed on albums by M People, Beck, and Tom Jones

 

Jeff Lynne - Lynne's work in the 1990s includes production of a 1993 album for singer/songwriter Julianna Raye entitled "Something Peculiar" and production or songwriting contributions to albums by Roger McGuinn , Joe Cocker , Aerosmith , Tom Jones , Bonnie Tyler , the film "Still Crazy", Hank Marvin , Et Moi , and the Tandy Morgan Band


1992

Glastonbury Festival - In 1992 he made his first appearance at the UK's Glastonbury Festival and in 1993 he appeared as himself on episodes of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Simpsons" add something


1993

Jones signed with Interscope Records in 1993 and released the album "The Lead And How To Swing It" add something


1997

Heather Small - In 1997, Small performed on the "Perfect Day" record alongside a wide range of artists including Tom Jones and Lou Reed


1998

The song reached No. 4 in the UK in 1998 add something

 

Frank Bennett (singer) - In 1998 he opened for Tom Jones at Sydney's Star City and Burt Bacharach on Bacharach's Australian tour

 

Lol Creme - In 1998, Creme became a member of the band Art of Noise, along with Trevor Horn, and directed videos for such artists who recorded with them, such as Tom Jones


 

Having been awarded an OBE in 1999, Jones received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music" in 2006 add something

 

In 1999 Jones released the album "Reload", a collection of cover duets with artists such as The Cardigans, Natalie Imbruglia, Cerys Matthews, Van Morrison, Mousse T, Portishead, Stereophonics, and Robbie Williams add something

 

Jones, who was awarded an OBE in 1999, was knighted by Elizabeth II in 2006 at Buckingham Palace for his services to music add something

 

Adrian Utley - In 1999, Portishead recorded the song "Motherless Child" with Tom Jones for his album "Reload"

 

Van Morrison - Morrison additionally collaborated with Tom Jones on his 1999 album "Reload", performing a duet on "Sometimes We Cry", and he sang vocals on a track entitled "The Last Laugh" on Mark Knopfler's 2000 album, "Sailing to Philadelphia"

 

The Pretenders - "Viva el Amor" was released during 1999, as was their collaboration with Tom Jones on the album "Reload"

 

Linda McCartney - On 10 April 1999, McCartney performed at the tribute "Concert for Linda" in the Royal Albert Hall, with numerous artists including George Michael, the Pretenders, Elvis Costello and Tom Jones


 

Throughout 2000 Jones garnered a number of honours for his work including a BRIT award for Best British Male add something

 

United States President Bill Clinton invited Jones to perform on New Year's Eve at the 2000 millennium celebrations in Washington, D.C. add something

 

Heather Small - A further single, "Holding On", followed and in November 2000 a duet single with Tom Jones, called "You Need Love Like I Do"


 

Jones received the Brit award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2003 add something


2004

As of December 2004 C/F International was a secured judgment creditor of Classic World Productions and its principal, Darryl Payne, for approximately one million US dollars, and was the principal secured creditor at the time of the subsequent bankruptcy filing by the company add something

 

Gary Wallis - From 2004 to the present, Wallis has toured extensively around the world in this role with various bands and solo artists, including Girls Aloud, Atomic Kitten, Il Divo, Westlife and Sir Tom Jones

 

Jools Holland - In 2004, he collaborated with Tom Jones on an album of traditional R&B music


2005

Jones collaborated with English-born Australian pop singer John Farnham in 2005 and released the live album "John Farnham & Tom Jones - Together In Concert" add something

 

On 28 May 2005, in celebration of his approaching 65th birthday, Jones returned to his homeland to perform a concert in Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd before a crowd of about 20,000 add something


2006

Examples of contentious CDs include "Live on the Tom Jones Show", released in 2006 add something


2007

In March 2007 Tom Jones and Tom Jones Enterprises sued C/F International to stop the company from licensing sound recordings made from the 1981 "Tom Jones" series add something

 

On 1 July 2007 Jones was among the invited artists who performed at Wembley Stadium at the Concert for Diana, joined on stage by guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith and British soul singer Joss Stone add something


2008

He performed the debut single from "24 Hours", "If He Should Ever Leave You", which was named the 9th best song of 2008 by Spinner add something

 

In 2008 he released "24 Hours" on S-Curve Records, his first album of new material to be issued in the US for over 15 years add something

 

Jones denied the court's findings, until finally, in 2008, he admitted they were true add something

 

On 16 November 2008 Jones was invited to perform on BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing" add something

 

Justin Lee Collins - Collins was heard performing a Tom Jones impersonation on BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles Show in January 2008


2009

In 2009 Jones was voted "Sexiest Man In The World" in the Hungarian magazine "Periodika" add something

 

In 2009 he ditched his hair dye and declared he'd moved onto a new stage in his life: add something

 

In 2009, after 35 years in America, Jones revealed that he and Melinda were planning to move back to the United Kingdom add something

 

In February 2009 he did an exclusive Take-Away Show with Vincent Moon, performing three songs live in front of a camera in a New York hotel room add something

 

In March 2009 Jones went to the top of the UK Music Charts for the third time in his career thanks to a cover of "Islands in the Stream", sung with Ruth Jones, Rob Brydon and Robin Gibb, who co-wrote the original with his brothers Barry and Maurice add something

 

The song, inspired by BBC's hit sitcom "Gavin and Stacey", was released in aid of Comic Relief and reached No. 1 in March 2009 add something

 

On "The Chris Moyles Show" on 27 July 2009, he said he still lives in Los Angeles and will remain there for the foreseeable future but he still frequently visits the United Kingdom add something

 

Malmo Arena - Melodifestivalen - Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Lady Gaga, The semi-finals of Melodifestivalen, Sweden's national song contest, were held at the arena in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012

 

Gary Wallis - From 2009 - 2011, Wallis toured extensively with Tom Jones, performing in the UK, Europe, USA, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, South Africa, the Middle East, and the Russian Federation

 

Robin Gibb - Gibb went back to the top of the UK charts in 2009 when he collaborated with singers Ruth Jones, Rob Brydon and Tom Jones on a new version of "Islands in the Stream", written by Gibb, Barry and Maurice

 

Margaret John - She starred in the 2009 low-budget film "A Bit of Tom Jones-", a bawdy farce about the Welsh singer's penis

 

National Exhibition Centre - Work on the LG Arena was finished mid October 2009 and the arena hosted its first concert with Tom Jones


2010

By 2010, Jones had sold over 100 million records add something

 

On 5 June 2010 a performance at Norwich City F.C.'s Carrow Road stadium, two days before he celebrated his 70th birthday, was cancelled due to incomplete improvements to the stadium add something

 

On Jones' 70th birthday, 7 June 2010, the single "Burning Hell", a cover of the John Lee Hooker classic, from the forthcoming "Praise & Blame" album, was released add something

 

In July 2010 Jones appeared on the penultimate episode of "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" and performed "Burning Hell" add something

 

In July 2010 it was reported that David Sharpe, vice-president of Island Records , had emailed colleagues demanding that they "pull back this project immediately or get my money back" and asking if the record had been "a sick joke" add something

 

Jones announced that his new album "Praise & Blame" would be released on 26 July 2010 add something

 

In August 2010, "Praise & Blame" debuted at number 2 on the UK album chart add something

 

On 11 September 2010 Jones performed for an audience of 50,000 at the "Help for Heroes" charity concert at Twickenham Stadium performing "Strange Things Are Happening Every Day" and his classic hit "Green Green Grass of Home" add something

 

Jon Langford - In a 2010 interview, Langford said his earliest influences were Tom Jones, Slade, T. Rex, The Kinks, Johnny Cash, Man and Black Sabbath


2011

Jones played at least one week in Las Vegas every year until 2011 add something

 

In May 2011 Jones appeared as guest vocalist on the debut album "Let Them Talk" by Hugh Laurie add something

 

On 15 May 2011 he appeared alongside Laurie in the UK &ITV (ITV_(TV_network)) series "Perspectives", singing music from the album in New Orleans add something

 

Darren Criss - In 2011, he sang Tom Jones' hit, "It's Not Unusual"


2012

Jones released a single on 19 March 2012, written with former White Stripes frontman Jack White, called "Evil" add something

 

In May 2012 Jones released the album "Spirit in the Room" on Island Records/Universal Records add something

 

On 4 June 2012, Jones performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace, singing "Delilah" and "Mama Told Me Not to Come" add something

 

On 9 September 2012, Jones headlined at BBC Radio 2's Live in Hyde Park festival add something

 

Gary Wallis - Wallis has appeared as the drummer for Tom Jones in significant televised performances, including the opening of the 2012 BAFTA *award ceremony and the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace


2014

Jones will return for the third series in 2014 along with wil add something

 

In May and June 2014 Jones, along with Cliff Richard, opened for Morrissey at two special shows in the US. On 27 September 2014 Jones will perform at the Australian Football League's pre game entertainment for the 2014 Grand Final along with Ed Sheeran add something


2015

In August 2015 it was announced that Jones' contract with the show would not be renewed and that he would be replaced by Boy George add something

 

In October 2015 his autobiography entitled "Over the Top and Back: The Autobiography" was published by Michael Joseph add something

 

In November 2015 Jones appeared, alongside Rob Brydon in a special 90-minute show, from the SSE Arena,_Wembley (Wembley_Arena), for BBC's Children in Need add something


2016

A new musical, "Tom Jones the Musical", based on the singer's life and recordings, will open at the Wales Millennium Centre in March 2016 add something

 

Melinda Rose, Lady Woodward died on 10 April 2016, at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, after a "short but fierce" battle with cancer add something


2017

In 2017, he returned to "The Voice" as a coach for series 6 add something


2018

In 2018, he started the summer tour, initially it was planned that he will perform form May 1st to August 11th add something


2019

On 25 June 2019 "The New York Times Magazine" listed Jones among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something