Tom Jones, Singer, Songwriter, born June 7, 1940, South Wales, to a father who worked the coal mines of the Rhondda Valley. After quitting school at 15, working a variety of manual jobs, singing in the clubs at night and marrying at 17, Jones went on to sign with Decca Records in London. Tom Jones’ 50+ year career has remarkably gone from strength to strength. Tom was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2006, an honour he deeply cherishes. Read Thomas Jones Woodward Biography and Profile.