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Tom Jones facts: His wife, children, age, real name and more revealed
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.