Happy Birthday to Tom Jones!

AlwaysWrite

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tom Jones, born Thomas Jones Woodward in South Wales 79 years ago today (June 7). After starting as a bricklayer, he opted for a singing career that netted 19 Billboard Top 40 singles, and here he performs his 1968 hit "Delilah" ...

 

AlwaysWrite

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One of the best voices, ever. :Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup:
Dear Greg T:

Absolutely one of the best voices ever … BUT one of the most amazing singing performances I ever saw -- and I've seen many -- was a show by voice impressionist Rich Little, who sang "Delilah" while sounding EXACTLY like Tom Jones.

Prior to that Las Vegas show, I had no idea that Rich Little could sing, but he also did PERFECT sound-alikes with songs such as "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor" (a Lonnie Donegan tune), "What Kind Of Fool Am I" (with the first half of the song sung exactly like Sammy Davis Jr. and the second half like Anthony Newley), plus also singing like Elvis Presley and Dean Martin.
 

Greg T.

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Dear Greg T:

Absolutely one of the best voices ever … BUT one of the most amazing singing performances I ever saw -- and I've seen many -- was a show by voice impressionist Rich Little, who sang "Delilah" while sounding EXACTLY like Tom Jones.

Prior to that Las Vegas show, I had no idea that Rich Little could sing, but he also did PERFECT sound-alikes with songs such as "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor" (a Lonnie Donegan tune), "What Kind Of Fool Am I" (with the first half of the song sung exactly like Sammy Davis Jr. and the second half like Anthony Newley), plus also singing like Elvis Presley and Dean Martin.
Rich was one of a kind. I used to love it when he made the talk show circuit. I'd be sure to catch them all.
 

WAMO

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HE WAS AMAZING. IT WAS UNCANNY HOW MUCH HE COULD SOUND LIKE MOST ANYONE. YOU COUD CLOSE YOUR EYES AND YOU COULD NOT TELL IF IT WAS HIM OR THE PERSON HE WAS IMPERSONATING.
 

AlwaysWrite

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HE WAS AMAZING. IT WAS UNCANNY HOW MUCH HE COULD SOUND LIKE MOST ANYONE. YOU COUD CLOSE YOUR EYES AND YOU COULD NOT TELL IF IT WAS HIM OR THE PERSON HE WAS IMPERSONATING.
… and that's exactly what you could do when he was doing such an amazing job singing!
 
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