Tom Jones biography
On his accountant's advice, Jones moved to the United States in 1974 to avoid Britain's newly introduced 83% marginal top rate of tax, buying Dean Martin's former mansion in the East Gate Old Bel Air in Los Angeles. In 2009, after 35 years in America, Jones revealed that he and Melinda were planning to move back to the United Kingdom. "I've had a great time living in Los Angeles", Jones said, "but after all these years, we think now is the time to move home". On The Chris Moyles Show on 27 July 2009, he said he still lives in Los Angeles and will remain there for the foreseeable future but he still frequently visits the United Kingdom.
- What's New Pussycat? (title song)
- Promise Her Anything (title song)
- The Special London Bridge Special, TV special, UK/US (1972)
- Pleasure Cove, feature film, US (1979)
- Fantasy Island, TV series, US (ABC, 7 April 1984)
- The Ghosts of Oxford Street, TV special, UK (1991)
- The Simpsons, TV series, Season 4 Episode 7 ("Marge Gets a Job") (1992)
- Silk n' Sabotage, feature film, US (1994)
- Jerky Boys: The Movie, feature film, US (1995)
- Mars Attacks!, feature film, US (1996)
- Agnes Browne (a.k.a. The Mammy), feature film (1999)
- The Emperor's New Groove, animated film (As the Theme Song Guy) (2000)
- Duck Dodgers, opening theme and a guest appearance in episode "Talent Show A Go-Go"
MiscellaneousSpace and Cerys Matthews released "The Ballad of Tom Jones", a song about a fighting couple who are calmed down by listening to Jones' music on the radio. The song reached No. 4 in the UK. in 1998.
In the Philippines "Tom Jones" is slang for being hungry. The direct Filipino translation of the word "hungry" is "gutom," which sounds like "Tom Jones" when the syllables are reversed (a common practice in street language).
CompositionsTom Jones wrote or co-wrote the following songs: "And I Tell The Sea", "Looking Out My Window", "Feel The Rain", "Jezebel", "The Letter", "Younger Days", "Tom Jones International", "Holiday", "The Road", "24 Hours", "Seasons", "We Got Love", "Seen That Face", "Give A Little Love", "If He Should Ever Leave You", "Whatever It Takes" and "Didn't It Rain".
- Bert Schwartz: "Tom Jones" (Grosset & Dunlap, New York City, 1969) 76-103307
- Peter Jones: "Tom Jones: Biography of a Great Star" (Avon Publishing, 1970 (1st edition), 1971)
- Colin MacFarlane: "Tom Jones: The Boy from Nowhere" (W. H. Allen, London, 1988 St Martins Press, New York) ISBN 0-491-03118-1
- Stafford Hildred & David Gritten: "Tom Jones: A Biography" (Isis Large Print Books, April 1991) ISBN 1-85089-486-8
- Roger St. Pierre: "Tom Jones - Quote Unquote" (Parragon Book Service Ltd, Great Britain, 1996) ISBN 0-7525-1696-5
- Stafford Hildred & David Gritten: "Tom Jones: A Biography" (revised edition '98) (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1998 an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Ltd) ISBN 0-283-06312-2
- Chris Roberts: "Tom Jones" (1st edition) (Virgin Books, 1999 an imprint of Virgin Publishing Limited) ISBN 1-85227-846-3
- Lucy Ellis, Bryony Sutherland: "Tom Jones: Close Up" (Omnibus Press, 2000) ISBN 0-7119-7549-3 (Hc) ISBN 0-7119-8645-2 (Pb)
- Robin Eggar: "Tom Jones - The Biography" (1st edition) (Headline Book Publishing, 2000) ISBN 0-7472-7578-5
- Woodward v. Berkery, 714 So.2d 1027 (Fla.App.4thDist. 1998)
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