How did Tom Jones get his big break?
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12 Tom Jones facts every fan should know
11. How did Tom Jones get his big break?
He became the frontman in 1963 for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group. They had a local following in South Wales, and they recorded tracks with producer Joe Meek, but they had little success. One night at the Top Hat in Cwmtillery, Tom was spotted by manager Gordon Mills. He became Jones's manager, took him to London, and changed his name to Tom Jones to exploit the success of the 1963 movie of the same name.