Tom Jones In-depth Biography
46 years into his career and Tom Jones is at the top of his game. Better than ever, live and on record, the 71 year old is currently earning one praise after the next from media and his dedicated fans.
Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd in South Wales on 7th June 1940 to a father who was a coal miner in Rhondda Valley. From an early age Tom Jones showed an interest in music and his remarkable vocal talent was evident soon after.
After quitting school and working various manual jobs for a while, Tom Jones started singing in club and soon scooped a record deal with Decca Records in London.
Long before landing global hits with Delilah, It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, What’s New Pussycat, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and If I Only Knew, Tom Jones was known for his Rhythm & blues soul influenced music. Exploring various music styles over his several decade-lasting career, he always stayed faithful to his R&B roots.
Her Majesty the Queen honoured his contributions to music in 2006 with a knighthood. More recently Tom Jones appeared on the BC flagship reality show “The Voice” as judge alongside Will.I.Am, Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue from The Script.