‘It’s Not Unusual’ to see Welsh superstar on Niagara Falls casino stage
Published April 27, 2023 at 1:54 pm
Singer Tom Jones – actually, it’s Sir Tom Jones these days – was something of an anomaly back in the day.
At the height at his popularity, he hosted the This Is Tom Jones variety show on ABC-TV 1969 to 1971 and while he could strut around the stage like nobody’s business with his open, half-unbuttoned shirts and tight trousers, he was more likely to be catnip to your mother than your teenage sister. Simply put, middle-aged women loved him.
(For the record, that show was worth $9 million to the Welsh singer at the time – or $60 million in today’s dollars.)
The Welsh crooner, whose style could best be described as a fusion of pop-R&B-gospel, will stop at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino Resort on May 28 at 7 pm.
His ubiquitous hits included It’s Not Unusual, She’s A Lady, Kiss, Delilah, What’s New Pussycat, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, and Sex Bomb.
Strangely enough, It’s Not Unusual saw a huge second life in the 1990s on the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air when the nerdy, preppy character Carleton (Alfonso Ribeiro) made it his own personal theme song, complete with hilarious dance.
Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for more than five decades – he played one week a year in Las Vegas from 1969 to 2011 – he continues to garner critical acclaim, including with the release of his most recent number 1 album, last year’s Surrounded By Time.
It is the most recent high point in a career full of highlights, including being knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2006. Other highlights of his long career include receiving BRIT Awards for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Hitmaker Award from the [US] Songwriters Hall of Fame, GQ Man Of The Year, and the prestigious [UK] Music Industry Trust Award.
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Rather than show you a Tom Jones song, here is probably the best use ever of his song It’s Not Unusual as actor Alfonso Ribeiro used it on Dancing With The Stars complete with the “Calreton Dance” to great effect.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising