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Tom Jones opens on behind-the-scenes fear and career downfall ‘I’m digging my own grave'

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The Voice UK coach and singer Sir Tom Jones reflected on the highs and lows in his lengthy career, in celebration of his 80th birthday earlier this month.

While he may be one of the UK’s greatest musicians, he admitted his music career wasn’t all plain sailing behind-the-scenes.

Reflecting on a particular moment in his career, he recalled the time he spoke to his agent about his worries of releasing a sixth country album as part of a deal in America.

At first, he said he went through a “slim period” during the 1970s when it came to getting songs first hand.

He then went on to say: “Beginning of the 80s, I was looking to get a record contract because of what I had done through the years, people didn’t really know what to do with me.

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“‘The rest of the world think I only perform in Las Vegas and I don’t record anymore’.”

Moving on from this period, he released his number two hit song The Boy From Nowhere in 1987.

“That got me back on pop radio again,” he divulged, as he reflected on his much loved hit Sex Bomb.

This year, Tom was scheduled to perform his greatest hits on tour.



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