Tom Jones at 70

Monday 7 June 2010, 08:29

James McLaren James McLaren

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Today is Sir Tom Jones' 70th birthday and we're celebrating in style on BBC Wales.

Radio Wales is devoting the whole day to the life and work of Tom Jones, and here's the list of what you can expect:

9am - Jamie and Louise kick off the celebrations in style, welcoming Welsh band OK to the studio to play their favourite Tom songs live. Jamie and Louise will also be asking you to nominate Tom Jones records to play during the show. They'll be hearing from friends, fans and associates of Tom who'll help to tell his amazing story, especially the early days, from recording the demo of It's Not Unusual to meeting Elvis in Vegas and talking to a man who knows a man who reckons Tom still owes him a pint!

Midday - The Phone-In with Jason Mohammad wants your opinion on whether Tom is still a sexbomb at 70 and asking if he still has 'The Voice'.

2pm - Roy Noble will be putting his party hat on as Welsh band Brigyn perform some Tom numbers live in studio! Roy's chatting to Tom's number one fan, Ann Hughes in Nefin, whose house is a shrine to the Welsh legend. And there's a chance to relive some seminal moments in Tom's past as Roy delves into the BBC archive.

6.30pm - The Evening Show continues the celebrations with Al Thompson and Mal Pope, with special guests Stuart Cable and Steve Balsamo reminiscing about the great man. Mal and Steve will be playing tribute to Sir Tom with an acoustic version of A Boy From Nowhere, Welsh band Queensbury will be giving Tom's track Kiss their special rock treatment and Al and Mal will be encouraging the whole nation to sing-along to Delilah just before 7pm.

10pm - Chris Needs welcomes you to the Friendly Garden. If you want to hear a Tom Jones track, give Chris a call from 10pm and he'll do his best to play it on air.

We'll be blogging throughout the day, streaming some highlights so you won't miss a thing.

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