On June 7 Tom Jones was born…

On June 7, 1940 Tom Jones was born.

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Tom Jones
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The Welsh singer first achieved recognition in the 1960s, and has ventured into various musical genres; from pop, rock, to soul and gospel. Some of his well known hits include “It’s Not Unusual,” “What’s New Pussycat,” “She’s A Lady,” and “Sex Bomb.” 

Tom Jones performing “She’s A Lady” in 1974:

Throughout his 50+ year career, Tom Jones has received various recognitions for his work. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 due to his services in music, is a Grammy and Brit Award-winning artist, and throughout his career has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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