Tom Jones

Singer + Musician + Knight
Born Jun 7, 1940

Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE, known by his stage name Sir Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-1960s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 million records.… Read More

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1940 Birth Born on June 7, 1940.


1957 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1957 Jones married his high school girlfriend, Linda Trenchard when they were expecting a child together, both aged 16. … Read More


1963 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones's voice has been described as a "full-throated, robust baritone". He became the frontman in 1963 for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group. … Read More
1964 - 1965 2 More Events
Jones received a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966, an MTV Video Music Award in 1989, and two Brit Awards: Best British Male in 2000 and the Outstanding Contribution to Music award in 2003. … Read More
1967 27 Years Old In 1967, Jones performed in Las Vegas for the first time at the Flamingo. … Read More
Jones's guitarist between 1969 and 1974 was Big Jim Sullivan, who also met and formed a friendship with Presley. … Read More


1970 30 Years Old In 1970, Jones teamed up with Raquel Welch and Producer/Choreographer David Winters of Winters-Rosen Productions for the television special Raquel! … Read More
1976 36 Years Old He did, however, 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. … Read More


1980 40 Years Old 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.
1986 46 Years Old Jones's manager Gordon Mills died of cancer on 29 July 1986, and Jones's son Mark became his manager.
1987 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, Tom Jones re-entered the singles chart with "A Boy From Nowhere", which went to No. 2 in the UK. … Read More
1989 49 Years Old Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989, located at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, in front of Frederick's of Hollywood.


1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 54 Years Old Jones performed the song at the 1994 MTV Europe Music Awards, which he also served as host for.
1997 57 Years Old In 1997, Jones did the soundtrack for the comedy film The Full Monty, recording "You Can Leave Your Hat On".
1999 59 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More


2000 - 2007 8 More Events
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. … Read More
2009 69 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
On Jones's 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.
In May 2011, Jones appeared as guest vocalist on the debut album Let Them Talk by Hugh Laurie.
Jones released a single on 19 March 2012, produced by former White Stripes frontman Jack White, called Evil. … Read More
2014 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2014, Jones opened for Morrissey at a special show in the US.
In September 2015, Jones announced the long-awaited release of his album Long Lost Suitcase, on 9 October, through Virgin/EMI. … Read More
2016 76 Years Old 1 More Event
A new musical, Tom: A Story of Tom Jones, based on the singer's life and recordings, produced by Theatr na nÓg, opened at the Wales Millennium Centre in March 2016. … Read More
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