Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940),known professionally as
Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of
top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with
appearances in Las Vegas (1967–2011). Jones's voice has been
described by All Music as a "full-throated, robust baritone".
His parents were Thomas Woodward (31 March 1910 – 5 October 1981),
a coal miner, and Freda Jones (30 December 1914 – 7 February 2003)
Jones was married to Linda (born 1941 as Melinda Rose Trenchard)
from 2 March 1957 until her death on 10 April 2016. They stayed
married despite his many well-publicised infidelities.The couple
had one son, Mark Woodward (born 1957), and two grandchildren
(Alex and Emma). Jones has stated that he had sex with up to 250
groupies a year at the height of his fame. His philandering once
led Linda to assault him. Jones had affairs with well-known women,
including Mary Wilson of the Supremes, TV host Charlotte Laws,
and former Miss World Marjorie Wallace.
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