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JONES Tom

( English singer)

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JONES, TOM (Jones, Tom, present. The names of Thomas Jones Woodward) (p. 1940), English singer. Born June 7, 1940 in Pontipridde (South Wales). He sang in the school and church choir, played drums in local rock band, sometimes come to the microphone. In 1964, he overheard the singing of the London manager, Gordon Mills - and the fate of the future pop star has been resolved. On the advice of manager Thomas Woodward shortened the name and became simply Tom Jones. The first commercial recording - "It's not unusual" (It's Not Unusual), and "What's new, Pussycat?" (What's New Pussy Cat?) Hit the charts in 1965, and the singer won the award a Grammy for best debutant year. Powerful expressive voice allowed to work in a wide range of musical material - from sentimental ballads in the style of country music to rock 'n' roll. Thanks to those records, . as "Delilah" (Delilah), . "Love me tonight" (Love Me Tonight), . "Help yourself" (Help Yourself), . "I never fall in love" (I'll Never Fall in Love Again), etc., . Jones fame in the late 1960's reached its climax: in 1969 seven of his records have become 'gold', . including five albums,
. The repertoire is mainly dominated by the Johns lyrical cover versions of rhythm-and-blues, . country -, . rock and soul tracks, . which in his performance became popular hit, . - Like "Green Grass at Home" (Green Green Grass of Home), . "Proud Mary" (Proud Mary), or "Sitting on the dock of the Gulf" (Sittin 'On a Dock of the Bay),
. In 1970 Jones regularly toured the United States, including in the capital of pop music industry, Las Vegas. In the 1980's interest in it gradually faded. However, in the 1990's, when Jones became the new manager, his eldest son, the singer has experienced a rebirth. New record 60-year-old singer suddenly flashed on MTV and took the top of the charts, including "Sex Bomb" (Sex Bomb).
In 1998 and 2001, the singer went on tour in Russia.


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