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Tom Jones

Singer + Musician + Knight
Male
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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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Jones.

CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Born on June 7, 1940.

TEENAGE

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

TWENTIES

1963 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones' 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
…  He has received many other awards throughout his career, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966, an MTV Video Music Award in 1989, and two Brit Awards, winning Best British Male in 2000 and Outstanding Contribution to Music 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' guitarist between 1969 and 1974 was Big Jim Sullivan, who also met and formed a friendship with Presley. … Read More

THIRTIES

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

FORTIES

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' manager Gordon Mills died of cancer on 29 July 1986, and Jones' 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 United Kingdom. … 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.

FIFTIES

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 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

LATE ADULTHOOD

United States President Bill Clinton invited Jones to perform on New Year's Eve at the 2000 millennium celebrations in Washington, D.C..
2002 - 2007 6 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
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 5 June 2010 a performance at Norwich City F.C.'s Carrow Road stadium, two days before he celebrated his 70th birthday, was cancelled due to incomplete improvements to the stadium.
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
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