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Tom Jones

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Tom Jones (1989)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages Audio, 25 January 1989

With his version of 'Kiss' riding the charts, the kid from Pontypridd looks at where he's got to: changing labels and musical direction; being managed by his son Mark after the death of mentor Gordon Mills; the sexuality of his performance; his slightly tricky love life; getting advice from Elvis, and fighting Jerry Lee Lewis; growing up listening to the BBC; memories of the '60s, and much more.

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Tom Jones

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 12 March 1965

STRAIGHT from his long run up the North Pier, Worthing, Tom Jones arrived bleary-eyed and bewhiskered in his dressing room at Ready, Steady, Go! to ...

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones et al: NME Poll Winners' Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 16 April 1965


Sylvia's Teledate with Tom Jones & Françoise Hardy

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, 26 June 1965

WALES — the land of song. Yet when the FAB gang sat down and discussed how many pop singers we know who come from Wales, we only ...

From Tom Jones In New York: New release is STUPID!

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 6 August 1965

JONES THE Pop sounded dull and unhappy when I rang him at the Gorham Hotel in New York this week. He thinks it's "damn stupid" ...

When Your Favourites Go On Holiday, They Usually Have To Work!

Report and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express Summer Special, 1966

WHEREVER YOU are on holiday this year... the chances are you may bump into your favourite pop star! Some of the biggest names in the ...

Tom Jones: Brown's LP Lacks Live Excitement

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 5 March 1966

Opines TOM JONES in this exclusive feature ...

Stars Turn Out For Grammys: Standing Ovation For Herb Alpert

Report by Louise Criscione, Carol Deck, KRLA Beat, 9 April 1966

HOLLYWOOD: In the finest tradition of glittering Hollywood premieres and openings, the Eighth Annual Grammy Awards were presented in the International Ballroom of the Beverly ...

Singles from Them, Tom Jones, Percy Sledge et al

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 14 May 1966

Sandie's improved — this is a big hit ...

The Rolling Stones, Percy Sledge et al: The Week's New Singles

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 14 May 1966

Plenty of tips, including a new Stones. Many follow-ups which aren't marvellous, and some outsiders, including Percy Sledge and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds ...

One Hit A Year Will Suit Me says Tom Jones

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 26 February 1967

"'ANG ON a minute," cried Tom Jones briskly, "telephone call." He and his skintight houndstooth trousers fought a valiant battle for survival as he bounded ...

The Champagne World of Tom Jones

Profile and Interview by David Hughes, Disc and Music Echo, 5 August 1967

'The doctor says champagne is good for the throat' ...

Tom Jones: Copacabana, New York NY

Live Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, 24 February 1968

Tom Jones took my advice! ...

Tom Jones, The Shadows: Palladium, London

Live Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 4 May 1968


The Truth About Tom Jones: Part One

Interview by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 5 October 1968

FOUR YEARS ago, Tom Jones was working in a sawmill in Pontypridd, South Wales, and picking up extra cash singing with his group in the ...

The Truth About Tom Jones: Part Two

Interview by 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 ...

The Truth About Tom Jones: Part Three

Report by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 19 October 1968

For millions of Tom Jones' fans, the moment they feel closest to him is when he is on tour and they can actually watch his ...

Tom Jones: Help Yourself (Decca Stereo SKL 4982)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 7 December 1968


11 Years After, Buddy Holly Still Vital to Rock Music

Report by Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 3 February 1970

THE TRAGEDY OF all tragedies in the rock world took place 11 years ego, Feb. 3, 1959. A plane, carrying Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper ...

Tom Jones: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 15 June 1971


Tom Jones: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 27 September 1983

The Cojones Boy ...

Tom Jones: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 21 May 1987

Mock macho ...

Tom Jones: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 11 May 1989

Jones the joker ...

Who The Hell Does Tom Jones Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, March 1991

THE BIG-BONED "boyo" stands in the centre of the room engaged in an elaborate mime: he crouches as he runs his clenched fists down along ...

Tom Jones' unusual comeback

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 19 February 1993

THE SCRUFFY-LOOKING band on stage is churning out a hard, propulsive groove, a sample of Andrew Dice Clay's voice is bellowing out "Oh!" to punctuate ...

Q+A: Tom Jones

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, The Face, March 1997

He plays himself in Mars Attacks! but would love to play James Bond, is hung like a donkey but not like a horse, and doesn't ...

Tom Jones and the Stereophonics

Profile and Interview by Neil Mason, Melody Maker, 1 March 1999

LOOKING OUT across the affluent Silverlake area of Los Angeles stretching out below us, this is not your usual house. Perched high on a hilltop, ...

Tom Jones: Reload (Gut)

Review by Stuart Bailie, New Musical Express, 25 September 1999


Tom Jones: The Super Furry Animal

Profile and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 1999

Welsh before it was fashionable, prefers a straight glass to a line, no stranger to ladies’ lingerie, possessed of legendary staying power... He is Tom ...

Tom Jones: Live at Caesars Palace/Engelbert Humperdinck: Live at the Riviera, Las Vegas

Review by Gary Pig Gold, In Music We Trust, August 2001

CAUTION: EVEN THE most self-respecting of record stores now house a section way in the back, between the Soundtrack and Male Vocalist departments, called "Lounge." ...

Tom Jones: 'When You're Working With Bling-Blings, You Gotta Wear Bling-Blings'

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 17 October 2002

Caroline Sullivan is left breathless by Tom Jones's hip-hop makeover ...

Tom Jones and Wyclef Jean

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, Touch, November 2002

SO YOU'RE sitting there, in the London Metropole hotel, chatting to Wyclef Jean about his new LP, Maqsquerade. ...

Tom Jones: Soul mates

Interview by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 2 November 2002

What do you get if you cross hip-hop superstar Wyclef Jean with the voice from the Valleys? The most soulful record of Tom Jones's career, ...

Tom Jones: Boyo's Got The Blues

Interview by Robin Eggar, The Sunday Times, 19 September 2004

THE MUSIC WORLD is definitely out of kilter. Rod Stewart has become a crooner and Tom Jones is singing rock'n'roll. At an age when most ...

Crooners: The Second Coming

Overview by Jude Rogers, New Statesman, 23 October 2008

Inspired by Johnny Cash with his ring of fire, a slew of ageing crooners are pursuing their desires ...

Tom Jones: Cardiff International Arena

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, October 2009

AT THE START of a three-night stint in his native Wales, Tom Jones began his latest British tour in swaggeringly confident mood. ...

Tom Jones: Union Chapel, London N1

Live Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 27 September 2010

THE WELSH HEART THROB brings his gospel to the London stage as his popularity never seems to flag. ...

Decca Records in 1964: The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Tom Jones and the British pop explosion

Retrospective by Jon Savage, The Guardian, 3 July 2019

To celebrate 90 years of Decca Records, a new book about the label's history is being released. In this exclusive extract, renowned music critic Jon Savage ...


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