tom jones, born june 7, 1940, celebrates his 70th birthday today, it may seem a bit unusual, but i've been a huge fan of tom jones for years! his songs have populated my ipod playlists for years - "delilah" (my all time favorite jones song), "what's new pussycat," "it's not unusual," and "she's a lady" to name some hits. "delilah" also contains some of the most gruesome imagery of any pop song i've every heard!
in a fun fact, jones purchased dean martin's bel air mansion in 1974 and has occupied it ever since (although after 35 years, he announced plans to leave los angeles and return to the united kingdom)!
happy birthday, tom jones!