Happy Birthday to Tom Jones, who turns 80 on Sunday (June 7th)!!! Back on April 10th, 2016, his wife of 59 years, 75-year-old Linda Woodward, died in Los Angeles after a “short but fierce battle with cancer.” Although unconfirmed, Jones has recently been linked with his old friend Elvis Presley's ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, despite representatives denying any romance.
Tom Jones first sprang on the charts with the 1965 Top 10 smash “It's Not Unusual,” which led to his Best New Artist Grammy for that year. He went on to score hits with “What's New Pussycat?,” “Thunderball,” “Green, Green, Grass Of Home,” “Delilah,” “Help Yourself,” “I'll Never Fall In Love Again,” “Love Me Tonight,” “Without Love (There Is Nothing),” and “She's A Lady,” among others.
Tom Jones’ latest studio album, 2015's Long Lost Suitcase, features covers of the Rolling Stones‘ Beggars Banquet classic “Factory Girl,” Hank Williams‘ “Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do?,” and the folk standard, “He Was A Friend Of Mine.”