RIP Tom Jones

Looks like a long successful run has come to an end for Tom.

Tom Jones Dies: Wrote Book And Lyrics For Long-Running ‘The Fantasticks’, Was 95 (

My mother loved Tom in the early 70's and had  many of his LP's playing in the house. 

He sure had all the soul/presence of any of the big names that were around during the hey day.

What a voice!

(498) Tom Jones and Little Richard - Rock 'n' Roll Medley - (1969) (Live) - YouTube

Tom Jones & Janis Joplin - Raise Your Hand - This is Tom Jones TV Show - Bing video

Tom Jones & Tina Turner-Medley-Warner Theatre 1978 - YouTube


Wish I would have read Cleeds post before I permed my hair (as a tribute).




My upbringing was very different. My parents listened to all of the usual (but good) of that time; Andy Williams, Tont Bennett and Sinatra etc. When I started high school, my first influences were more Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix and Cream as well as Joni Mitchell CSNY etc. I never had that country/Americana early influence. 

As a sidebar though, my dentist while I was growing up was Dr Berger, and he and his wife and family (called The Bergerfolk) used to perform regularly with Pete Seeger.

That video w/ Janis Joplin was pretty amazing.

There was something more recent with TJ, Van Morrison and Jeff Beck--

Guy had enduring talent.  RIP