Tom Jones to perform in Israel in October

One of most popular British singers from 1960s to this day signs contract for one concert in Tel Aviv

After Cliff Richard , another British sir is headed to Israel : Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones has signed a contract for one concert at the Tel Aviv's Nokia Arena in late October.


Jones, 73, is considered one of Britain's biggest stars, selling more than 100 million albums throughout his career.


He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with his first hit, "It's Not Unusual." Jones adopted a flamboyant style which initially made record companies stay away, but Britain's small radio stations fell in love with the songs sent by his managers, and he quickly made his way to the mainstream: He sang the theme song for the James Bond film "Thunderball," and his hit "What's New Pussycat" was a huge success.


In the late 1960s Jones performed in Las Vegas, where he met Elvis Presley, and the two became good friends until Presley's death in 1977. In 1968 Jones released the biggest hit in his career, "Delilah," which reached the top of the charts in many countries and became the singer's trademark. It was followed by many other hits like "She's a Lady", "Till", and "The Young New Mexican Puppeteer."


Like most 1960s stars, Jones' popularity declined during the second half of the 1970s too, and his attempts to move to the country genre in the 1980s were not very successful either.


It was a successful cover of Prince's song "Kiss" that brought Jones back into business. In 1999, he released an album of duets with different stars and then one huge hit, "Sex Bomb," which put Jones back at the center of the global stage.


Last year, he was cast as a coach on "The Voice UK" and released his latest album, "Spirit in the Room."


Throughout his career, Jones has released 39 studio albums, three live concert albums and 16 compilations. On March 29, 2006, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his "services to music."



פרסום ראשון: 07.29.13, 13:34
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