Tom Jones chicken theft ban lifted

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In 1963 Tommy Scott And The Senators were blacklisted after the disappearance of a chicken, which was the first prize in a raffle at Fochriw Social Club.

Talking to the Daily Mail, Len Davies, brother of Club chairman Jack said, "Tom was known then as Tommy Scott. He was very, very popular in the Valleys.

"There was a full house that night, I remember having to get there early to make sure I got a seat.

"It was packed and Tom was magnificent. He was introducing people to rock'n'roll who hadn't seen stuff like that before - people who were used to choirs.

"There was going to be a raffle of the chicken to raise some money for the club at the end of the night. But people were having a few drinks and after the performance a melee broke out. My brother had bought this chicken as one of the prizes but after the fight it had gone.

"The rumour is that it was Tom Jones - but nobody really knows who took it."

Now the village has declared that Sir Tom is forgiven and is welcome back at any time.

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