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Hi, and Welcome to TomJonesInternational — the only Tom Jones site with content written by fans, for fans. is not a fan club. 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, 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, 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. was created with the express intent of being an elegant companion to the OFFICIAL 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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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.

Tom & Katherine Jenkins Sing Together — Not! in New York

Despite what Wales Online said, Sir Tom performed with Katherine Jenkins in Bel Air, California, not in New York City on Tuesday night.

She was celebrating the release of her new album. Accompanying her on piano was the legendary David Foster. It is clear that Sir Tom was a surprise for Jenkins.

Vibrato, owned by trumpet maestro Herb Alpert and his daughter Eden, is a beautiful supper club in Bel Air California. When you are in it (or, at least when I was there to see Robert Davi), it has the feel of one of those 1940’s night spots you see in the movies. The food was good and, no matter where you are seated, you are thisclose to the stage. If you get to LA,make it a point to dine there and, just about every night, they have terrific entertainment. It’s a beautiful room. If you can make it, Robert Davi will be there next Thursday, October 23. Great show in a gorgeous venue. If you can make it, do yourself a favor and do just that:)

Tom Writing His Autobiography?

A UK newspaper carried the following bit Sunday morning:

“AT 74, Sir Tom Jones is finally releasing a tell-all book, I can reveal. The Welsh crooner has been told publisher Michael Joseph is expecting a bestseller when it is released next autumn. So, expect lurid details of Tom’s personal life, from claims of sex with 250 groupies a year, to his alleged affairs, as well as friendships with greats like Elvis and Sinatra.”

A few people sent this to me and asked if it is true.

The people I know who know him say, at the moment, they doubt the story. It may be a fishing expedition from a publisher to see the response it gets. These people say they cannot imagine he’s doing this, that his management will not allow it. And, is there really a point to doing this when he’s married, has lots of family and when they’re suggesting is, in their own words, the book will be full of “lurid details.” According to the dictionary, “lurid details” means: “sensational, sensationalist, exaggerated, over-dramatized, colorful; salacious, graphic, explicit, unrestrained, prurient, shocking; gruesome, gory, grisly; informal juicy, full-frontal. ANTONYMS discreet, restrained.”

Doesn’t sound like something he’d do or his Management would want him to do. Sir Tom has had reasonable offers for books, respectful offers, and they’ve been ignored or turned down. The last time they cooperated they got Robin Eggar’s sleazy mess. (This website lists “21 Things You Never Knew About Tom Jones” but, if you go there, you’ll probably see you knew each of them.)

I guess we’ll see about a book. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this. He says he’s been in talks with Penguin, so maybe it’s true. Hope Management will allow a book. An honest book. Don’t you?

MODERATOR’S UPDATE, TUESDAY NIGHT: been told by a good source that a book is “being discussed” with Penguin but is not a done deal.” Is Nine Years Old Today! Thank You All So Very Much!

Just a note to thank all of you who have supported over the last nine years! I hope it’s been fun for you. It has for me. Yes, there have been some sour apples in the crop of TJ fans, but most are just wonderful. I am so grateful!

Please take some time to go to the TJI flickr page, “Fans Favorite Photos” to relive some memorable moments.

And, of course, to visit the TJI Video Library.

Thank you all so much!


You Know You Wanted This Posted: Dancing With The Stars

From USA Today [He's dancing with pro Whitney Carson.]:

When it was announced that Alfonso Ribeiro of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame would be competing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before he broke out the famed “Carlton Dance.” The question was: When? It’s like going to a Don McLean concert. You know he’s going to play American Pie eventually, it’s just a matter of when he gets to it.

Does Ribeiro go all-in the first week, peaking early and trying to coast off a combination of nostalgia and the raw machismo of Tom Jones? Or do you wait, running the risk of elimination before you can pull out your ace in the hole? It’s a delicate balance.

The actor waited until week four’s “Most Memorable Year” theme. He and partner Witney Carson started their jazz dance in a replica of the Fresh Prince living room, then completely brought down the house when they went to “The Carlton” late in the routine.

Carlton’s Carlton is as fresh as ever, but I’m not sure what Witney’s doing. It looks like she’s in the middle of those Night at the Roxbury guys.

Despite Witney’s lack of Carlton finesse, she and Alfonso scored four perfect 10s for their efforts, easily winning the night. Then, they took a cab back to Bel-Air. It had a license plate that said “fresh” and some dice in the mirror.

The Question of the Month for October (& How I Came To Think of It)

Wishing all of you who mark this holiday a good day and an easy fast. G’mar Hatimah Tovah.” (“May You Be Sealed for a Good Year (in the Book of Life).”

This was a Question of the Month a few years ago and it came up in discussion today. You see, a friend posted this photo of my granddaughter here: on ( Dylan Clara Barohn

You’ll notice she’s wearing a U2 onesie that her mom, my daughter Ruth, bought for her. My friend asked me where Ruth got the outfit and I said I guess on a U2 website. So, she asked, are the any for other artists, like Sir Tom? I said, “well, when you click on the “shop” link on the homepage of OFFICIAL Tom Jones the page comes up and it says: Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 7.49.54 PM

It’s said that for a few years now. So the Question of the Month is:

If Management were to actually have a shop on their website, what would you like them to have in it?

Last time the question was aksed the responses had lots of intimate items. Can we be more original this time? (And, of course, feel free to click here and vote:))

Sir Tom & Ed Sheeran in Australia This Weekend

Three videos of Sir Tom and Ed Sheeran in Australia this weekend.The shortest one is at the top. The one in the middle is longer and the bottom one is the longest.
Sir Tom comes in at 9:34 of the middle video.

Of Course, Sir Tom Does Not Call Him A “Dickhead.”

The press often creates a mountain out of a molehill and this is a prime example: Here, in Australia, he’s talking to footballer Campbelll Brown. Brown gives him a little gift, they laugh, shake hands and say goodbye. Sir Tom adds, “take care.” Those two words have been misinterpreted and many are saying Sir Tom called Brown a “dickhead.”

I believe that’s absolutely untrue. Listen for yourself. This is why journalists get a bad name.

Sir Tom Goes Down Under Again For AFL Final & Melbourne Gig

Tom will do the event with Ed Sheeran. Now how about both of them at the Superbowl? (This video — with the wink and all — is a tad precious, but it is nice to see something with him being promoted.)

Tom Jones To Play Melbourne Concert
The Music

Veteran crooner and throwback Simpsons guest-star (remember that?) Tom Jones has announced that he will perform a one-off show in Melbourne next week — supported by resurgent Aussie troubadour Lanie Lane — in the lead-up to his appearance at the AFL Grand Final on September 27.

The man made famous by hits such as What’s New, Pussycat? (and a billion other songs) will now take to the Forum Theatre on Wednesday, September 24, ahead of his weekend soiree at the footy. As par for the course, fans will be treated to a range of tracks from the acclaimed singer’s extensive, colourful back catalogue — you know, which he’s only spent the past half-century compiling — as well as newer material drawn from 2012’s Spirit In The Room LP and its predecessor, Praise & Blame (2010).

He’ll be joined by the ever-luminous Ms Lane, who has a new album up her sleeve — Night Shade — set for release on October 24, via Ivy League. It’s been a little while since we’ve heard much from Lanie’s camp, so her return to the limelight with her new album and support slot for Jones should prove a most enlightening experience for those fortunate enough to be in attendance.

Tickets for Tom Jones’ Forum Theatre show will be available for purchase from 10am this Friday, September 19. If you can’t make that show, you’re not totally out of luck — following his Grand Final appearance, he and young buck Ed Sheeran will be putting on a free-entry, post-game celebration show for all and sundry. Entry is via gates 4-6 from 6pm, September 27.

Forum Theatre, Melbourne