Still Rockin': Tom Jones, A Biography

Still Rockin': Tom Jones, A Biography

Aubrey Malone

Here is Tom Jones' journey from a Welsh mining village to superstardom. The author explores his musical career, his special relationship with his wife, and gives an insight into his womanizing. A balanced and sympathetic account of Jones's life.
Date Published :
December 2010
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781847711649
Pages : 160
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks
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$12.95

Overview
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Tom Jones is one of Wales' most enduring pop legends. Now 70, he says he has no notion of retiring: "I'll still be belting out tunes when they're trying to nail me down." This book portrays him as a man for all seasons, taking him from the back streets of Pontypridd to Vegas and beyond as he continues to reinvent himself: breaking bread with Elvis, fighting to keep his marriage to his childhood sweetheart Linda together amidst all sorts of boudoir rumors, enduring the bouquets and brickbats of a stop-go career that saw as many valleys as peaks... globetrotting all over the cosmos but always having a soft spot for the green green grass of home. Here's Tom, warts 'n all - a flawed icon but an irresistible one, going up the down staircase, refusing to stay down for long. His huge belief in himself as The Voice would make people remember him long after the knicker-throwing stopped. It's not unusual, is it? Or maybe it is...

About The Author
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Aubrey Malone has an MA in English and was a primary school teacher from 1977-1990. He then went into journalism, freelancing for publications including the Evening Press, The Cork Examiner and the Sunday Independent. He was the movie critic for Image magazine and for Modern Woman, a supplement to the Meath Chronicle. He has been an author since 1994, specializing in books of humor and film-oriented material, including Hollyweird, Movie Lists, etc. He has published biographies of Brendan Behan, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Bukowski, Tom Jones, Maureen O'Hara, Tony Curtis and Elvis Presley.

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