Tom Jones Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


1st April 2017

Fact: The four judges on The Voice U.K. are set to perform a tribute to George Michael to kick off the show's final. Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale will reportedly sing his hit Freedom on Saturday night (01Apr17). The singer died in December (16), aged 53, and was laid to rest this week (beg27Mar17).


30th March 2017

Quote: "It seems like it, but I don’t like to count my chickens before they’re hatched. I don’t want to say 'Yes, I’m in' and then later on they might say, 'Er, Tom…' You never know!" Sir Tom Jones is keen to return to the judging panel of U.K. TV talent show The Voice for the next series, but won't make assumptions on his comeback until bosses confirm it.


3rd December 2015

Quote: "I don't shave my chin much anymore, but I use an electric razor (down there)." Sir Tom Jones likes to keep his pubic hair trimmed.


3rd June 2014

Fact: Sir Tom Jones is set to receive the Silver Clef lifetime achievement award at a Nordoff Robbins charity event next month (Jul14). The Welsh singer will be feted at a ceremony in London on 4 July (14). Past recipients of the accolade include Barry Gibb and Tony Bennett.


13th February 2014

Fact: British rock singer Morrissey is advertising two special guests for upcoming U.S. concerts - posters uploaded to his official fansite suggest Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones will join him in Los Angeles in May (14) and British pop legend Sir Cliff Richard will be his special guest at a New York date in June (14). There has yet to be an official announcement confirming the gigs.


16th July 2013

Fact: Irish singer Danny O'Donoghue has quit his role as a judge on the U.K. version of The Voice in order to concentrate on his recording commitments with his band The Script. His departure comes just weeks after Jessie J announced she would also be stepping away from the show, leaving Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones as the remaining panel members.


28th June 2013

Tweet: "My Granddaughter graduated Cambridge today. that is whats important... So Proud." Sir Tom Jones shares a special family occasion with his Twitter.com fans.


19th April 2013

Fact: Crooner Tom Jones is set to perform at fabled Los Angeles venue the Troubadour next month (12May13). The Welsh star isn't the only Brit set to hit the stage at the legendary club - Rod Stewart is also booked to play one of his most intimate gigs in years there on 25 April (13).


8th June 2012

Quote: "I've been kicking myself ever since." Sir Tom Jones regrets turning down the chance to record The Long And Winding Road, which Sir Paul MCCartney wrote for the Welsh singer to record.


10th May 2012

Quote: "We've got our thinking caps on for what we could do." Sir Tom Jones is eyeing a duet with Jessie J, his co-judge on the British version of The Voice, at Queen Elizabeth II's star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert next month (Jun12).


1st April 2012

Fact: Tom Jones' new album, Spirit In The Room, will feature covers of songs by Sir Paul MCCartney, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.


12th March 2012

Quote: "(He's) not qualified. I think you have to have stood up on that stage and gone for auditions, and be able to take the, 'You were great but no thank you.'" Sir Tom Jones insists Simon Cowell should try out performing before casting judgment on wannabe pop stars.


13th February 2012

Quote: "I was 22 when I did the Thunderball song and it changed my career and it was a huge honour. Not that she needs it, but Adele would be the perfect choice for doing Skyfall." Welsh crooner Tom Jones approves of rumours the Grammy winner has been lined up to record the next James Bond theme.


13th June 2011

Quote: "The young kids covered my songs on The X Factor. I haven't heard many people cover my songs and I'm glad to be a part of it." Sir Tom Jones is pleased his tracks have featured on Britain's reality TV contest.


27th September 2010

Quote: "Maybe sometimes I should rein myself in a little. I've always tried to, but sometimes things get the better of you." SIR Tom Jones, 70, is still tempted when he is propositioned by women.


4th August 2010

Quote: "If the right track came up I'd love to work with Gaga. She's one of the most exciting artists around." Tom Jones is eyeing a collaboration with Lady GaGa.


30th July 2010

Quote: "I would definitely have tried out for those talent shows. I would have done X Factor. You get huge exposure on those programmes. Those kids are thrown in at the deep end, singing in front of millions of people before they even get a record contract. But you have to take those opportunities." SIR Tom Jones is a huge fan of TV talent shows like American Idol and The X Factor.


10th June 2010

Quote: "We live down the road from each other so I usually get his verdict on my new music. But I haven't been able to get his opinion as we keep missing each other!" SIR Tom Jones relies on what his Los Angeles neighbour Robbie Williams thinks of his music.


7th June 2010

Fact: Scores of fans have teamed up to pay tribute to veteran star SIR Tom Jones as he celebrates his 70th birthday on Monday (07Jun10). Schoolchildren, butchers, firefighters and factory workers, as well as singer Neil Sedaka, can be heard singing lines of a special version of Jones' hit Delilah for BBC Radio Wales' Tom Jones At 70 Day.


4th September 2009

Fact: Veteran singer Tom Jones has agreed to perform a one-off concert in Dublin, Ireland later this month (Sep09) to celebrate the 250th anniversary of drinks brand Guinness. The star says, "I hope I don't consume too much of it before I start singing."


30th March 2009

Quote: "I can't sound like John Lennon but I can do Tom Jones." Rocker Chris Cornell on his musical impersonations.


19th March 2009

Fact: "Angelina Jolie is a special looking woman." Veteran singer Tom Jones is a big fan of Brad Pitt's partner.


8th March 2009

Quote: "I'd love to work with Duffy if the song is right - she has a unique sound. Perhaps we can write something together or maybe she has something she would like to do." Veteran crooner Tom Jones is eager to team up with fellow Welsh singer DUFFY.


6th March 2009

Quote: "I don't have to do any vocal exercises, but I drink plenty of water and I make sure the bedroom is humid. The worst thing for you is dry air, so I travel with a humidifier and a gauge to ensure it's not too dry." Singer Tom Jones takes a humidifier with him on tour in order to protect his voice.


20th February 2009

Quote: "That's it now. No more cosmetic surgery. The plastic surgeon was relieved because he said: 'You've got to look like yourself, not another version.' So what you see is what you get now." Veteran singer Tom Jones has vowed to grow old gracefully.


17th February 2009

Quote: I am useless at the internet and I have never owned a computer. I have an iPod but I dont load it up myself. I dont get any pleasure from that sort of thing. I have never seen a text message - whats the point? Why not ring someone up?" Legendary crooner Tom Jones is not fond of modern technology.


3rd February 2009

Quote: "Digital recordings today are good, but there is a warmth about vinyl that I think you don't get in digital." Pop legend Tom Jones prefers recording the old-fashioned way.


11th December 2008

Quote: "Amy Winehouse, if she ever straightens herself out. I hope she does, because she's a great singer." Veteran singer Tom Jones would love to collaborate with the troubled British hitmaker.


18th November 2008

Fact: Veteran crooner Tom Jones will go busking on the streets of London on Wednesday (19Nov08) as part of U.K. TV series THE CULTURE SHOW.


29th October 2008

Quote: "Yes. In a nutshell. I spent a lot of my teens misbehaving and a fair few nights sobering up in police cells." Crooner Tom Jones on his wild youth.


30th June 2008

Fact: The earliest known recording of Welsh singer Tom Jones is set to be sold for $6,000 (GBP3,000) when it is sold at an auction at Christie's in London on 10 July (08). The tape contains four songs and was recorded in a restroom.


14th September 2007

Fact: A sweat-soaked suit worn by Welsh rocker Tom Jones in 1974 has sold for $310 (GBP155) on online auction website, eBay.


26th June 2007

Fact: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will team up with Tom Jones at Sunday's (01JUL07) Concert for Diana at London's Wembley stadium.


9th May 2007

Fact: SIR Tom Jones and rapper Sean Combs have joined the line-up for the Princess Diana memorial concert at Wembley Stadium on 1 July (07).


4th August 2006

Quote: "I don't have a humongous belting voice - I'll leave that to other people... like Tom Jones." Justin Timberlake knows his limits when it comes to his vocal range.


21st April 2006

Fact: Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan's teenage son JACK has landed his first lead acting role in a school production of Tom Jones.


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