Tom JonesWelsh pop singer. Born 7 June 1940
Tom Jones Biography (Wikipedia)
Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011). Jones's voice has been described by Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic as a "full-throated, robust baritone".
His performing range has included pop, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel. In 2008, the New York Times called Jones a musical "shape shifter", who could "slide from soulful rasp to pop croon, with a voice as husky as it was pretty". Jones has sold over 100 million records, with 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", the theme song for the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, "Green, Green Grass of Home", "Delilah", "She's a Lady", "Kiss" and "Sex Bomb".
Jones made his acting debut playing the lead role in the 1979 television film Pleasure Cove. He played himself in Tim Burton's 1996 film Mars Attacks!. In 1970 he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy nomination for hosting the television series This Is Tom Jones. In 2012, he played a role in an episode of Playhouse Presents. Jones received a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966, an MTV Video Music Award in 1989, as well as two Brit Awards: Best British Male in 2000 and the Outstanding Contribution to Music award in 2003. Jones was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music in 2005. Jones experienced a resurgence in notability in the 2010s due to his coaching role on the television talent show The Voice UK from 2012 (with the exception of 2016).
- Sir Tom Jones in conversation with Michael Ballhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06s7wkz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06s7wkz.jpg2018-11-19T16:36:00.000ZSir Tom Jones chats to Michael Ball at the Savoy for his Children in Need special.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06s7vtn
Sir Tom Jones in conversation with Michael Ball
- Playing the dhol for The Queen... with Sir Tom Jones!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qzrjr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qzrjr.jpg2018-04-23T12:45:00.000ZCatch up with the man who wowed the nation, playing the dhol for The Queen's 92nd bash at The Royal Albert Hall. Discover how he got Tom Jones to go full Punjabi... "a-hah!"https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0652q20
Playing the dhol for The Queen... with Sir Tom Jones!
- "Singers need to move around in different areas musically" - Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson share tips on winning The Voicehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05t0cz7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05t0cz7.jpg2018-01-06T11:06:00.000ZSir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson chat to Dermot about The Voice.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05t0bq9
"Singers need to move around in different areas musically" - Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson share tips on winning The Voice
- Heartache & Heartbreak Trunk of Funkhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05msf0g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05msf0g.jpg2017-11-11T21:05:00.000ZIn honour of P.P Arnold on the show we have a heartache and heartbreak playlist!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05msd6q
Heartache & Heartbreak Trunk of Funk
- The Proms Podcast meets the stars of the Stax Promhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05f4g27.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05f4g27.jpg2017-09-04T14:49:00.000ZVikki Stone meets stars of the Stax Prom, including Sir Tom Jones and Booker T Jones.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05f4fv5
The Proms Podcast meets the stars of the Stax Prom
- The Stax Prom in 3 minutes (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dy5m3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dy5m3.jpg2017-09-02T00:01:00.000ZHighlights from the Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul Prom.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05dy4s1
The Stax Prom in 3 minutes (2017)
- "The dude's got pipes" - Voice runners-up on Sir Tom Jones' big surprisehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04yy8ry.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04yy8ry.jpg2017-04-03T16:02:20.000ZDuo Into the Ark share the love for their legendary mentor and how he broke his 'big news'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04yy4mc
"The dude's got pipes" - Voice runners-up on Sir Tom Jones' big surprise
- "I thought... that doesn't look real."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqbgs.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqbgs.jpg2017-02-01T12:58:00.000ZLegendary singer Sir Tom Jones talks to John Wilson about not dyeing his hair and doing away with the tight trousers.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04rjqx9
"I thought... that doesn't look real."
- Tom Jones - Strange Thingshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqxwc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqxwc.jpg2017-01-30T23:30:00.000ZSir Tom Jones performing live at Maida Vale for Mastertapeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qqxwp
Tom Jones - Strange Things
- Tom Jones - Burning Hellhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqv4l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqv4l.jpg2017-01-30T23:30:00.000ZSir Tom Jones performing live at Maida Vale for Mastertapeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qr6fq
Tom Jones - Burning Hell
- Tom Jones - Run Onhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqvsx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqvsx.jpg2017-01-30T23:30:00.000ZSir Tom Jones performing live at Maida Vale for Mastertapeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qr6qm
Tom Jones - Run On
- Tom Jones - What Good Am I?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqwqn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqwqn.jpg2017-01-30T23:30:00.000ZSir Tom Jones performing live at Maida Vale for Mastertapeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qr76b
Tom Jones - What Good Am I?
- Tom Jones - If I Give My Soulhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqxlj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqxlj.jpg2017-01-30T23:30:00.000ZSir Tom Jones performing live at Maida Vale for Mastertapeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qr7rx
Tom Jones - If I Give My Soul
- Tom Jones - Strange Thingshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqxwc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04qqxwc.jpg2017-01-30T23:30:00.000ZSir Tom Jones performing live at Maida Vale for Mastertapeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04qr8dv
Tom Jones - Strange Things
- Sir Tom Jones on finding his Voice after losing his wife Lindahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04nlmy7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04nlmy7.jpg2017-01-06T16:12:28.000ZLinda, Tom's wife of 60 years, loved The Voice - but didn't love all of his choices.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04nlky4
Sir Tom Jones on finding his Voice after losing his wife Linda
- Sir Tom Jones vs Gary Barlow on Saturday night: Who does Tom think will win?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04nkz7f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04nkz7f.jpg2017-01-06T13:40:00.000ZIt's The Voice v Let It Shine; who does Sir Tom think will win the big TV ratings battle?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04nkz98
Sir Tom Jones vs Gary Barlow on Saturday night: Who does Tom think will win?
- Sir Tom Jones on exactly how he was sacked from The Voicehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ngjct.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ngjct.jpg2017-01-05T17:16:00.000ZAs Sir Tom returns to The Voice, as it relaunches on ITV, he recalls how he heard the BBC were dropping him from the show - and how the way it was done left him unimpressed.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04ngjd1
Sir Tom Jones on exactly how he was sacked from The Voice
- Sir Tom Jones: "After losing my wife Linda, music saved me"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ngh4x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ngh4x.jpg2017-01-05T17:05:00.000ZAs Sir Tom returns to TV's The Voice, he talks about his losing Linda, his wife of 59 years, who died in 2016.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04ngh7h
Sir Tom Jones: "After losing my wife Linda, music saved me"
- "Linda Wanted Me To Carry On"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wn870.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wn870.jpg2016-06-02T16:23:00.000ZSir Tom Jones on what made him return to music after the death of his wife of 59 yearshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03x23jf
"Linda Wanted Me To Carry On"
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