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Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in South Wales to a traditional coal-mining family. He began singing at an early age and landed is first record contract in 1964, winning a Grammy in 1965 for "It's Not Unusual." Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2006 for his services to music, his recordings have spanned the spectrum of musical styles over 60 years. He lives with his wife of 58 years, Melinda, in Wales and California. They have one son.


"In Jones' new autobiography...the singer recounts some other excesses of his glory days, and of the leaner years and more modest venues that followed before his resurgence in recent decades. But the lasting image is that of Jones, now 75, as a family man who has been married to the same woman...for 58 years."-USA Today

"Packed with the kind of showbiz tales you don't get any more... Jones is a charming, matey voice and the book is a terrific, star-studded journey through the world of entertainment. Even after meeting some of the greats, such as Elvis and Sinatra, Jones still retains an innocence and freshness that is rare."-Daily Express

"A great read and funny. It charts his youth in the coal mining town of Pontypridd. It captures his Welshness."-Sunday Telegraph

"Tom Jones really has had the most astonishing life, one which he recounts here with verve, energy and a vivid eye for detail - this is a hugely enjoyable read."-The Daily Mail

"This lively, thoughtful and entertaining account does justice to a remarkable life and career.-Sunday Express

"A brilliant read full of charm and anecdote that captures the spirit of each decade as well as giving a great behind-the-scenes snapshot of the music world."-Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

"Bound to be of great interest to pop music fans, especially those who remember Jones's glory days, when women threw their panties at this ubermale superstar. The honesty and openness with which Jones shares his life and career make it a must-read."-Library Journal, Starred Review

"In attitude and anecdote, his engaging and illuminating book backs him up...A remarkable memoir by a remarkable artist."-Kirkus, Starred Review

"A story brilliantly told...Hold up your banners: 'Sir Tom F****** Jones'. Yeah!"-Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times

"A book that gets to Jones's core."-The Daily Mirror

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