Tom Jones: a far from usual life
The Welsh singing superstar turns 83 this June 7
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Sir Tom Jones is one of popular music's most admired and enduring entertainers. Possessed of a voice that's been described as a "full-throated, robust baritone," Jones first enjoyed worldwide chart success back in 1965 with "It's Not Unusual." A string of hits followed, promoted by numerous live concerts, including stints in Las Vegas where he met and befriended his idol, Elvis Presley. A regular face on television variety shows, Jones continues to record. Now in his eighties, Sir Tom is very much a celebrity in demand and continues to mentor and influence new generations of aspiring young singers.
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