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Hi, and Welcome to TomJonesInternational — the only Tom Jones site with content written by fans, for fans. TomJonesInternational.com is not a fan club. TJI.com is the only site that cares about ensuring that fans worldwide — not just in one country— are treated with the respect they deserve! As such, it is the largest site in the world — not official or connected to OFFICIALTomJones but, nonetheless, representing the interests of fans and of Sir Tom.

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Since 2005 this website has served as a gathering place and newsroom for fans of Tom Jones. Even though Sir Tom lives in the USA and, at the time the the site was created, was doing the majority of his appearances here, TJI.com was created in 2005 because at that time there were no US-based websites dedicated to Tom Jones, except a "fan club" site that only posts what the site managers find on his official site and, even that, is seldom updated.

Recognizing that it is fans — and only fans — whose support has kept Tom Jones' career going for decades, TJI.com was created with the intention that all fans would be treated with respect, as would Sir Tom. Site content — including comments — is to deal solely with Tom's professional, public life. Discussion of Sir Tom's personal life — except celebrations like birthdays — will not be tolerated. TJI.com was created with the express intent of being an elegant companion to the OFFICIAL TomJones.com site.Please be sure to read the site rules before you post. These rules are strictly enforced in order to keep discussion fun and civil.

With the hope that you will enjoy TomJonesInternational and contribute your thoughts and ideas (contact info at bottom right) TJI looks forward to many more years of serving the worldwide Tom Jones fan community.

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Finally! Sir Tom To Be On the Grammy Awards

Set those DVRs for February 8 (CBS in the USA). Sir Tom will (finally) be on the Grammy Awards. He’ll be performing with Jessie J.

From The Voice UK Sir Tom with Jessie J.

From The Voice UK Sir Tom with Jessie J.

The Voice Is Back And, As Always, Sir Tom Has His Opinions

It just slipped out': Sir Tom Jones brands the talent of contestants on The Voice UK ‘sh*t’ at press launch
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2898634/Sir-Tom-Jones-brands-talent-contestants-Voice-sh-t.html#ixzz3OBO77uee

By Rebecca Davison for MailOnline/Published: 05:44 EST, 6 January 2015 | Updated: 10:58 EST, 6 January 2015

Sir Tom Jones has branded the talent of contestants on The Voice UK this year as ‘sh*t’.

The 74-year-old musician came out with the expletive at a press launch for the BBC show, held at London’s Mondrian hotel on Monday.

When presenter Emma Willis asked the panel of coaches how they viewed the standard of competitors, fellow panellist will.i.am said: ‘The talent this year is…’

He was then interrupted by the Welsh crooner, who said ‘…sh*t.’

Unfazed, he addded: ‘It just slipped out. I hope it wasn’t a Freudian slip.’

He later attempted some damage control by apologising, saying: ‘Just to clear this up, when I said the talent this year was sh*t, it was a joke.

‘I like a joke. And when I said I hope that’s not a Freudian slip, that was a joke on top of a joke. It was not a Freudian slip. You know what I’m saying.’

Seemingly backtracking, he said: ‘The talent this year is excellent. I think we have a great variety of singers. There are no copycats.’

Also at the press launch were Rita Ora, who replaces Kylie Minogue on the show and Kaiser Chiefs front man, Ricky Wilson.

Emma Willis’ presenting co-host Marvin Humes was also in attendance and wearing a similar grey checked suit to Tom’s.


The video on top is from 2012 and it’s still funny: In case you missed it:

Happy 2015! & A (Double) Question of the Month For January

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Wishing you each a happy, healthy new year — a year of prosperity, good health, good friends, lots of love and wonderful music.

TJI.com Question of the Month for January 2015:

For you, what was the highlight of the year 2014 in Tom Jones? And, what do you hope for in 2015?

Something To Look Forward To Seeing/Hearing

Many people who review movies as I do, I find it instructive to watch trailers — those coming attractions of what is soon to open. (Actually, I’ve always enjoyed trailers. Have you?)

Today I went to see The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg and, among the trailers was the one below for Johnny Depp’s next movie, to be released in the US, on January 22. There’s some familiar music in it (and it also looks like a fun flick).

Trailer for Mortdecai:

Merry, Merry…..

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Dear TJI.com Fan Community:

Many of have so kindly emailed me to ask why I haven’t posted. First, thanks to each and every one of you for noticing/caring. I’ve been super busy and cannot afford to replace the software I would need to produce a calendar. Instead, after New Year’s, I’ll begin working on a 50th Anniversary Photo Book. Hope that’s OK.

Also,my health has been annoying and I might be having surgery.

I do hope you’re all well and have enjoyed holiday celebrations (whatever your holiday) with family and friends.

Not much news except here’s a link to The Official Tom Jones Youtube Channel. Nothing there you haven’t seen but it’s nice that Management finally did this, isn’t it?

I will (yes, Mary!) try to post a few times a week.

Check back, please!

Ellen

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Today is Thanksgiving in the USA and, although, the way the land was taken from the natives makes many uncomfortable to this very day, it is a good thing to take stock of what we have and remember to give thanks for that.

I am thankful for my family, my friends, my ability to work and the music, theater, movies and books that fill my life.

A warm wish to all who celebrate today, on other designated days and, even, without a special set-aside day, for all good things and lots for which to be thankful.

Happy Golden Anniversary, Sir Tom!

Tom Jones on The Ed Sullivan Show i 1964.

Tom Jones on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

Fifty years ago today Tom recorded “It’s Not Unusual.” As we all well know, the rest is history.Tom made his US television debut in May, 1965 on the Ed Sullivan Show. Note the pony tail and the finger-snappping/hand-clapping accompaniment. Tom has often commented on how loud the finger-snapping was. It was the beginning of a wondrous career.

Having had Richard Burton on his stage singing from the Broadway production of Camelot, Sullivan introduced the young (23 years old) singer by noting Wales had previously been represented on that stage by Burton and the Royal Welsh Choir.

Warmest congratulations go to Sir Tom — along with a wish for many more years onstage — from, TJI is sure, all his fans.

This weekend Tom reached a milestone with One Million + likes on his Facebook page.

Tom Jones On the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964:

Huh?

MSN.com Great Britain says:

Jones plans gigs for 28 more years (*They counted wrong; they meant “29”)

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 5.51.01 PM Sir Tom Jones is reportedly planning more than two decades’ worth of concerts, with his website offering tickets for another 28 years.

The 75-year-old Welsh crooner is offering tickets to his performances until December 2043 through the tour dates section of his official website. He would be 103 years old, reported The Sun.

Tom, who is also a judge on BBC singing show The Voice, is planning a world tour in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut hit, It’s Not Unusual.

He previously revealed he would continue gigging for as long as he can, saying: “I am going to do a lot of shows in as many countries as possible. And so I want to show that I can still do it after 50 years.”

Tom – who started off as frontman for Welsh beat group Tommy Scott And The Senators in 1963 – added: “I am still having as much fun now as when I started. I like to sing and, thank God, people like to hear me sing.”

Sir Tom Jones is reportedly planning more than two decades’ worth of concerts, with his website offering tickets for another 28 years.

The 75-year-old Welsh crooner is offering tickets to his performances until December 2043 through the tour dates section of his official website. He would be 103 years old, reported The Sun.

Tom, who is also a judge on BBC singing show The Voice, is planning a world tour in 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut hit, It’s Not Unusual.

He previously revealed he would continue gigging for as long as he can, saying: “I am going to do a lot of shows in as many countries as possible. And so I want to show that I can still do it after 50 years.”

Tom – who started off as frontman for Welsh beat group Tommy Scott And The Senators in 1963 – added: “I am still having as much fun now as when I started. I like to sing and, thank God, people like to hear me sing.”


It would be wonderful but, really, someone noticed that the tour calendar on OFFICIAL Tom Jones goes up to that date and decided to be funny.:
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Still, it’d be great if it could happen, wouldn’t it?

Unreality TV.com added:
“Is The Voice UK coach Sir Tom Jones immortal? His tour planners seem to think so…”

A Bit of Sir Tom at the Bridge School Benefit; New Arrangement of “It’s Not Unusual”

A little bit of his set:

Excerpt from a review in The San Jose Mercury News By Jim Harrington, 10/26/2014 06:02:41 AM PDT1:

Only at Bridge School can you go from Soundgarden to Tom Jones — and have it work perfectly. The Welsh crooner was his regular charismatic self, powering through “It’s Not Unusual,” “Delilah” and “Green, Green Grass of Home” in full lounge-lizard style. The highlight of his set came when he covered Leonard Cohen’s gorgeous “Tower of Song.”

“This is my first time” at Bridge School,” he said, he said. “But this will not be my last.”

Will Anyone Be At The Bridge School Benefit Concert This Weekend in San Francisco?

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This weekend, Sir Tom is in the lineup for an acoustic concert benefiting The Bridge School. The Bridge School in San Jose, California, assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs.[1] One of the thrusts of the program is the use of advanced augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology.

Neil Young and his wife Pegi are the organizers. LiveNation is the producer.

Also on the bill are Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Brian Wilson, Florence & The Machine, Soundgarden, Norah Jones & Puss n Boots, Band of Horses, Pegi Young & the Survivors. Tickets are $150.00 and $75.00 for reserved seats and $35.00 for general admission lawn plus applicable charges. There are a limited number of general admission lawn 4-packs available for $99.00 plus applicable charges. They seem to be mostly sold out, but you might still wish to try.

Go to Bridge School Concert.

If you do go, please share your experience! Email to the contact link at right.