Tom Jones/ a reggie????

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  1. Shithead

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    Don't know why he would even care


    Tom Jones to get his DNA tested for black ancestry because ‘a lot of black people still tell me I’m just passing as white’
    BY Tobias Salinger
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Monday, November 2, 2015, 2:24 PM
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    Sir Tom Jones said in an interview published Saturday that he plans to get his DNA tested for black ancestry.
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    Singer Tom Jones plans to get his DNA tested to find out if he has some black ancestry, he told The Times of London magazine in an interview published Saturday.

    The 75-year-old Welshman gained international fame in a career that has spanned over 50 years with hits like “It’s Not Unusual,” “What’s New Pussycat” and “She’s a Lady.”

    Jones, whose parents were Welsh and English, said his signature baritone voice and thick, curly hair has prompted questions about his race for years.

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    Jones, shown performing in 2012, said his baritone voice and hair texture has prompted people to ask him if he is black for years.


    “A lot of people still think I’m black,” Jones said. “When I first came to America, people who had heard me sing on the radio would be surprised that I was white when they saw me. Because of my hair a lot of black people still tell me I’m just passing as white.”

    His mother got similar queries when she gave birth to him, Jones noted.

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    Jones came into stardom over 50 years ago with hits like "It's Not Unusual."


    “When I was born, my mother came out in big dark patches all over her body,” he said. “They asked if she had any black blood and she said she didn’t know. I’m going to get my DNA tested. I want to find out.”

    Jones, whose other best known songs include “Delilah” and “Sex Bomb,” also touched on his status as a sex symbol in the chat with the Times. He has disclosed he slept with as many as 250 women in one year and he later insured his chest hair for almost $7 million.

    These days, though, he can “never predict when the knickers are going to get thrown,” he said.

    Queen Elizabeth II knighted Jones in 2006. He's scheduled to perform in London's Blues Fest on Sunday night, according to his website.
     
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    Rachel Dolenz's grandfather?
     
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    horseshit
     
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    His color?
     
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    That was proven November 5, 1992

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    He should team up with Ginger Baker and they could start a band of self-hating white dudes who wish they were black dudes.
     
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    When I used to hear "She's a Lady" on the oldies station years ago I thought it was Wilson Pickett, so there is something to this.
     
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    Oh I am sure he is

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    Black, white, brown or green.....dude can belt out a catchy tune.

     
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    When I was a kid and heard his music I thought he was black . I was shocked to see a white dude on his album covers . Maybe I knew something at an early age .
     
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    Uncle Tom Jones :fil:
     
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    He sure seemed to have that 'bogggie woogie' gene back in the day :jj:
     
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    The lady next door to me as a kid had this hanging in her office . WTF
     
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    ...i sat on the side of the stage, not in the audience but on the stage off to the side 2 nights in a row for the tom jones show and got to hang out in the dressing room areas. anyway that fucker can sing his ass off and has one of the tightest bands i ever heard. i watched him turn a liter bottle of water up and drink it down as if he was emptying that bottle of water in a bucket. tom jones wasnt my style when i saw the show but i had to respect what i saw and heard. he put on a really good show.
     
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    A guy I worked with years ago had a side gig at The Carlton Celebrity Room- a once big deal in the Twin Cities that got major talent.
    Anyhow, he always was getting into star's dressing rooms- he wore Dolly Parton's wigs, walked around in the Oakridge Boys cowboy boots....
    So Tom Jones was playing there and during his show he ripped his pants. He came backstage to change into new pants- and my friend swears this is true: Tom had a tightly-stuffed cotton sock sewn onto his underwear so that it dangled down. Mike handed him his black polyester pants with a smirk.

    Either way- I love Tom Jones. Classic voice and attitude.
     
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    Holeee shit-would bang :hump:
     
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