No surprise that Tom Jones is by far one of the most prominent music artists. Since the start of his artistic career in the 60s, he tried his hand in almost all styles – pop, rock, country, techno. On the stage, Tom Jones has always attracted the attention with his sexuality and it does not matter if he was in an unbuttoned shirt or in a tailcoat. As a result, a huge number of fans who often threw onto the stage their underwear. The amount of his followers is not reduced for decades. He was always able to synthesize new musical directions, constantly making new friends without losing the old ones.
About Tom Jones
Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, was born on June 7, 1940 in the town of Pontypridd, South Wales. Good old Welsh tradition of poetry and songs has left its mark on the work of Thomas, who was raised in the working class, on their land, and tried the hardships of their lives. Tom started playing the piano at an early age. He worked as a builder, carver of gloves, seller of vacuum cleaners ... In the evening, he sang in bars, working with local musicians. By 1963, he achieved local success with his band “Tommy Scott and the Senators”, and regularly played in a friendly atmosphere of clubs and discos for the working class.
New Interest to the Musician
In 1987, Tom was offered to play in the musical play “The Matador”. The single “A Boy From Nowhere” from this performance reached No.2 in the UK charts. After that, it was possible to hear the song “It’s not Unusual” in the London clubs constantly. There was a renewed interest in the work of Tom Jones among the new generation of artists.
In 1988, the avant-garde techno-pop group “The Art of Noise” offered Tom to collaborate in writing a cover version of Prince's song “Kiss”. The result was sensational. This song propelled Tom to the top of the charts around the world. The video for this song was in a tight rotation on MTV, and the channel VH-1, besides the clip became a breakthrough video of the year at the MTV awards ceremony. Once again, Tom Jones hit into a format that all nations and peoples around the world listened to.