Tom Jones - The Life

Tom Jones - The Life

by Sean Smith

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From bestselling biographer Sean Smith comes the fascinating and tumultuous true story behind Sir Tom Jones, the nation’s treasure, sage of The Voice and living music legend.Celebrating his 75th birthday this year, Tom Jones’ life has been an unforgettable rollercoaster ride. From starting out in a little Welsh mining town where he married his sweetheart at just 16, who could have known that seven years later he would go on to become a major musical hit that would propel him to Bel Air? Through intimate interviews, Smith uncovers all this and more, including the years Tom spent as little more than a Vegas lounge singer, before being rediscovered in the late ‘80s and becoming a maestro on the music scene once again.As revealing as it is entertaining, this is the definitive story of a great talent who is showing no signs of slowing down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008104528
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 663,511
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Sean Smith is the UK’s leading celebrity biographer and the author of five Sunday Times best sellers, with his titles being translated throughout the world. Described by the Independent as a ‘fearless chronicler’, he specialises in meticulous research, going ‘on the road’ to find the real person behind the star image.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Tommy Woodward

1 The Show-Off 3

2 The Prisoner of Laura Street 15

3 A Teenager in Love 24

4 The Making of a Man 33

5 The Girl with the Red Dress On 45

6 Senator Tom 53

7 The Green Fly Boys 67

Part 2 Tom Jones

8 The Black Hole 81

9 It's Not Unusual 94

10 Pussycat 107

11 Green, Green Grass 120

12 A Love Supreme 134

13 This Is Tom Jones 145

14 On Top of Miss World 163

15 The King and I 174

16 The Slump 185

Part 3 Sir Tom

17 Kiss-Off 199

18 You Can Leave Your Hat On 211

19 My Best Friend's Funeral 224

20 Reloading 234

21 In Search of Credibility 243

22 The Road 254

23 The Voice 265

Last Thoughts 279

Tom's Stars 287

Acknowledgements 295

Select Bibliography 299

Picture Credits 301

Index 303

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