Tom Jones: From 60s Icon to Revered National Treasure
A Storied Career in Music
Tom Jones, the renowned Welsh singer, rose to fame in the 1960s with a series of top ten hits like “It’s Not Unusual,” “What’s New Pussycat?,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” and “Delilah.” Known for his full-throated, robust baritone, he was praised for his ability to transition smoothly from a husky tone to a melodious croon, earning accolades from sources like AllMusic and the NY Times.
A Journey of Reinvention
Despite his massive appeal across generations, by the mid-70s, Tom Jones’s image had shifted. Once seen as a wholesome act, he was then often viewed as a novelty sex symbol with a diminishing appeal. However, his career witnessed a remarkable turnaround, beginning with his collaboration with the Art of Noise on their cover of Prince’s “Kiss.” This marked the start of his transformation into the beloved singer and national treasure he is recognized as today.
Discover the enduring charm and talent of Tom Jones. Watch the video below to see how he evolved from a 60s icon into a respected and cherished figure in the music industry.