Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The Truth About Tom Jones: Part Two

Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 12 October 1968

Tom Jones is a rare person. Adulation, money, fame — all these he has, yet they don't seem to have touched him fundamentally. He's still sincere, cool, amiable, fun to be with; one of the boys in the nicest sense. Yet despite it all, he has star quality. He looks like a star, even standing in a West End pub with a pint of Red Barrel. He typifies to many women the archetypal, red-blooded virile male; eyes turn when he enters a bar. Yet men like him, too. And he's not afraid to speak his mind.

Total word count of piece: 2031


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.