Tom Jones' most successful single, 'The Green Green Grass Of Home' was released in 1966, inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis' version.
He began releasing songs with a broader public appeal, such as 'What's New Pussycat? In the late 1960's Tom Jones took on a number of high profile residencies in Las Vegas clubs, such as the Flamingo and Caesar's Palace.
It was here that he became famed for having knickers thrown at him by his female fans.
In the 1970s, Tom Jones had a number of successful single releases, such as 'She's A Lady', 'Daughter of Darkness' and 'The New Mexican Puppeteer'. His manager, Gordon Mills died in 1986 and Tom's son, Mark, became his manager.Tom Jones: Musical Career In the early 1960s, Tom Jones became known for his flamboyant dress sense and overt sexuality and in 1963, he was chosen as the front-man for a Welsh band named Tommy Scott and The Senators.Although the band gained notoriety in Wales, they were unknown outside of the region.It was also Mills who had renamed Arnold George Dorsey as Engelbert Humperdinck.The Senators were renamed the Playboys and then The Squires.It was in Las Vegas that Tom Jones established a friendship with the late Elvis Presley.