Tom Jones: Close Up

Tom Jones: Close Up

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by Lucy Ellis
     
 

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Tom Jones: Close Up surpasses all other attempts to chronicle the life of a unique star who has been notoriously unforthcoming about himself. It also offers a fascinating insight into half a century of pop, spanning the Fifties pub scene of South Wales, the glitzy resort hotels of Eighties Vegas and a triumphant period of personal reinvention for a whole new

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Tom Jones: Close Up surpasses all other attempts to chronicle the life of a unique star who has been notoriously unforthcoming about himself. It also offers a fascinating insight into half a century of pop, spanning the Fifties pub scene of South Wales, the glitzy resort hotels of Eighties Vegas and a triumphant period of personal reinvention for a whole new generation of Jones fans at the start of the 21st century.This highly readable biography finally separates truth from myth to reveal the flesh-and-blood man behind the legend. With over 70 interviews including friends, family and colleagues, Tom Jones: Close Up offers a minutely-researched chronology of Jones' 40-year career as well as details of his odd life of deep family ties and unbridled sexual promiscuity. From Las Vegas and L.A. to London and South Wales, the authors the pieces together the roller-coaster life of Tom Jones spanning his carer childhood and the days of legendary stardom, through the career slump in the eighties to the spectacular comeback of the Reload album. Includes 24 pages of photographs from every era of Jones' life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857121073
Publisher:
Music Sales Corporation
Publication date:
12/17/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
737,947
File size:
8 MB

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Tom Jones: Close up 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This 'tell all' book about the great Welsh singer is an excellent read. It traces Jones' legendary rise to superstardom but also includes stories about TJ super fanatics like Pastor Jack J. Stahl, who was named the 'Strangest person in America' for worshipping Jones. This Biography is like none other you will ever read. If you are a fan of Jones & want to know what he is really like 'Close Up', than this is the book for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Engelbert has the class that tom jones will never ever have he should give it up like yesterday before he gets like frank sintra