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Tom Jones

Singer Tom Jones
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Profession: Singer


Biography: One of the most popular vocalists and hit makers of the last five decades.

Notable songs of his include "It's Not Unusual", "Green, Green Grass of Home", and "Delilah".

Born: June 7, 1940
Birthplace: Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 1966-03-15 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Frank Sintra & Barbra Streisand
  • 1969-02-07 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV
  • 1971-03-25 Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold
  • 1992-06-26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Shakespear's Sister, and Youssou N'Dour headline; other performers include Lou Reed, Kirsty MacColl, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, Richard Thompson, Billy Bragg, Television, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • 2009-06-24 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and Blur headline; other performers include Fleet Foxes, Tom Jones, Spinal Tap, Lady Gaga, and The Script

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