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(Some Guy)   Betcha didn't know Tom Jones once had a variety show. Betcha also didn't know he and Janis Joplin tried to burst each others' vocal cords on said show   (words.livedogproductions.com) divider line
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2020-08-03 3:59:38 AM  
A famous person having their own show. Its not unusual
 
2020-08-03 4:01:47 AM  
Betcha it's Nabisco.

/Betcha didn't know, betcha didn't know, betcha didn't know
 
2020-08-03 4:39:24 AM  
My parents liked Tom Jones, and they had an album of his hits, which included "Delilah."

A couple years ago I heard a bit of "Delilah" on the background music at Safeway, of all places, and I got curious about the lyrics, so I looked them up.

I was a little disturbed that "Delilah" was not only about a guy who killed his lover for cheating on him, but also seems to be about a stalker Delilah doesn't even know who killed her for spending the night with a guy who isn't Tom Jones.

I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind
She was my woman
As she deceived me I watched and went out of my mind

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
I could see, that girl was no good for me
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free

At break of day when that man drove away I was waiting
I crossed the street to her house and she opened the door
She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more

She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more
 
2020-08-03 4:43:02 AM  
Tom Jones - Delilah 1968 (1973) (HQ Audio)
Youtube S87jWwzvwd8
 
2020-08-03 4:50:00 AM  
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2020-08-03 6:21:07 AM  
That should have been awesome, but that just wasn't enough song for that kind of performance.
 
2020-08-03 6:31:35 AM  
Kids today: "Hey, I just learned this, so nobody else can possibly know it!"

Yes, I knew Tom Jones had a variety show. Yes, I knew Joplin was on it. And yes, that's just one of any number of amazing duets he did on the show. My favorite is still the one with Joe Cocker:

"This is Tom Jones" feat. Joe Cocker and the Grease Band
Youtube DzfFnPSYGI0
 
2020-08-03 6:37:33 AM  
Now, did you know that Tom Jones twice had a variety show? The second one was in the early 1990s and was called "The Right Time". Here's Tom with EMF blowing away Unbelievable.

Tom Jones & EMF "Unbelieveable"
Youtube 6ioT2WUbf_g
 
2020-08-03 8:37:36 AM  

Sensei Can You See: My parents liked Tom Jones, and they had an album of his hits, which included "Delilah."

A couple years ago I heard a bit of "Delilah" on the background music at Safeway, of all places, and I got curious about the lyrics, so I looked them up.

I was a little disturbed that "Delilah" was not only about a guy who killed his lover for cheating on him, but also seems to be about a stalker Delilah doesn't even know who killed her for spending the night with a guy who isn't Tom Jones.

I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind
She was my woman
As she deceived me I watched and went out of my mind

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
I could see, that girl was no good for me
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free

At break of day when that man drove away I was waiting
I crossed the street to her house and she opened the door
She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more

She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more


This your first murder ballad?
 
2020-08-03 8:39:51 AM  
I'd watch a film of Tom Jones trying to bust Janis Joplin's vocal chords......
 
2020-08-03 8:56:41 AM  

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Tom Jones and Glen Campbell.  Nice.
 
2020-08-03 8:58:26 AM  
Wait, so that's what Janis Joplin sounded like WITHOUT busted vocal cords?
 
2020-08-03 9:03:03 AM  
The Righteous Brothers were white? TIL, and I guess that's a compliment.
 
2020-08-03 9:06:54 AM  

Sensei Can You See: My parents liked Tom Jones, and they had an album of his hits, which included "Delilah."

A couple years ago I heard a bit of "Delilah" on the background music at Safeway, of all places, and I got curious about the lyrics, so I looked them up.

I was a little disturbed that "Delilah" was not only about a guy who killed his lover for cheating on him, but also seems to be about a stalker Delilah doesn't even know who killed her for spending the night with a guy who isn't Tom Jones.

I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind
She was my woman
As she deceived me I watched and went out of my mind

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
I could see, that girl was no good for me
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free

At break of day when that man drove away I was waiting
I crossed the street to her house and she opened the door
She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more

She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My, my, my Delilah
Why, why, why, Delilah?
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn't take any more


And that's how he ended up under the Green Green Grass of Home
 
2020-08-03 9:13:42 AM  
I went to the doctor because I couldn't stop singing Delilah and Thunderball.

He said it looks like you have Tom Jones disease.

I said oh my God, is that normal?

He said it's not unusual
 
2020-08-03 9:20:38 AM  
The rumour was Tom had so many panties tossed at him on stage that he could have opened up his own version of Victoria's Secret, circa 1968.
 
2020-08-03 9:22:10 AM  

HugeMistake: Kids today: "Hey, I just learned this, so nobody else can possibly know it!"


Kids on Fark?
 
2020-08-03 9:23:58 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The Righteous Brothers were white? TIL, and I guess that's a compliment.


Righteous Brother-Loving Feeling-Reaction !!!!
Youtube Fg4PdR_ZtEs
 
2020-08-03 9:24:31 AM  
Did they sing "What's New Pussycat" 7 times in a row?
 
2020-08-03 9:29:20 AM  
And every woman in his studio audience received a parting gift of getting impregnated by Tom Jones.
 
2020-08-03 9:40:11 AM  
My mom looooved Tom Jones and would watch his show religiously. Then would call up her sister, who also looooved Tom Jones, and talk about the show and how much they loooved Tom Jones while me and my brother shook our heads and rolled our eyed at the silly love fest.

/Those were the days.
 
2020-08-03 9:46:15 AM  

H31N0US: Did they sing "What's New Pussycat" 7 times in a row?


I had to funny that comment 'cause it made me giggle.

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2020-08-03 9:50:42 AM  

acad1228: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The Righteous Brothers were white? TIL, and I guess that's a compliment.

[YouTube video: Righteous Brother-Loving Feeling-Reaction !!!!]


Exactly. All the soul in their music. I guess this is a Rick Astley moment.
 
2020-08-03 9:58:17 AM  
Tom Jones & Wilson Pickett Medley - This is Tom Jones TV Show 1970
Youtube KcksrDIxizI


//great moment for both of them
 
2020-08-03 10:00:36 AM  

bobobolinskii: The rumour was Tom had so many panties tossed at him on stage that he could have opened up his own version of Victoria's Secret, circa 1968.


But they were circa 1968 panties so he also could have opened a tent store.

Janis Joplin is someone that had all the soul and depth without the voice to counter it.  A female Bob Dylan if you will.
 
2020-08-03 10:16:50 AM  
Tom Jones, The Cardigans - Burning Down The House (Official Video)
Youtube iYuldgIOelY
 
2020-08-03 10:24:02 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The Righteous Brothers were white? TIL, and I guess that's a compliment.


I heard Muddy Waters being interviewed on a 1970's Bay Area radio station.

When asked who he liked of the currently popular musicians, he said "The Righteous Brothers - they've got a soul sound,"  or something to that effect.

Quite sure Muddy was aware that they were white.
 
2020-08-03 10:28:19 AM  

Dahnkster: H31N0US: Did they sing "What's New Pussycat" 7 times in a row?

I had to funny that comment 'cause it made me giggle.

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John Mulaney Plays "What's New Pussycat?" 21 Times on a Diner Jukebox
Youtube Mw7Gryt-rcc
 
2020-08-03 10:30:39 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The Righteous Brothers were white? TIL, and I guess that's a compliment.


The term 'blue-eyed soul' was first used by a DJ at a black radio station in the 1960s to describe The Righteous Brothers.
 
2020-08-03 10:43:09 AM  
It's just safer to assume that every famous person in the 70s had their own variety show.
 
2020-08-03 10:45:06 AM  
I remember watching This Is Tom Jones all the time when I was little.  He was my first celebrity crush.
 
2020-08-03 11:02:00 AM  
New Model Army featuring Tom Jones - Gimme Shelter
Youtube eZ_yJXhniDM
 
2020-08-03 11:53:17 AM  
Betcha didn't know that I watched that episode when it first ran.
 
2020-08-03 12:26:58 PM  

HugeMistake: Kids today: "Hey, I just learned this, so nobody else can possibly know it!"

Yes, I knew Tom Jones had a variety show. Yes, I knew Joplin was on it. And yes, that's just one of any number of amazing duets he did on the show. My favorite is still the one with Joe Cocker:

[YouTube video: "This is Tom Jones" feat. Joe Cocker and the Grease Band]


Basically everyone had a variety show back then. That's how entertainment was done
 
2020-08-03 12:50:49 PM  

mjbok: bobobolinskii: The rumour was Tom had so many panties tossed at him on stage that he could have opened up his own version of Victoria's Secret, circa 1968.

But they were circa 1968 panties so he also could have opened a tent store.

Janis Joplin is someone that had all the soul and depth without the voice to counter it.  A female Bob Dylan if you will.


Guess you haven't listened to her cover of Summertime lately. Its on the Cheap Thrills LP, track #3
 
2020-08-03 12:52:52 PM  

twonky: A famous person having their own show. Its not unusual


Dewey Cox - Billy Don't Be A Hero
Youtube kMCFYW4dwGg
 
2020-08-03 12:57:37 PM  

WilderKWight: twonky: A famous person having their own show. Its not unusual

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kMCFYW4d​wGg]


STARMAN - Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story David Bowie
Youtube 3Z2Va7ruWgg
 
2020-08-03 1:01:14 PM  
Wait wait wait, here comes Carlton!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XhDg​6​zcJYI
 
2020-08-03 1:28:58 PM  
CSB: I knew he had a show, but originally because I recognized the set from the album cover in the background of a family picture. This was Christmas 1969, Janis was on three weeks earlier.

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2020-08-03 1:33:44 PM  
My mom loved this show. We were little girls then, and we liked the music, but we didn't get it.

I'm 51years old now and I'll tell ya what, if that wasn't a "salami" in his pants, then baby, I have sinned and fallen short of the glory of the Lord!
 
2020-08-03 1:36:04 PM  
Tom Jones & Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Long Time Gone - This is Tom Jones TV Show
Youtube dIDzA0YDso8
Jones is bringing it and Crosby is impressed.
 
2020-08-03 1:37:42 PM  

WilderKWight: twonky: A famous person having their own show. Its not unusual

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kMCFYW4d​wGg]


Dewey Cox - Lets Duet
Youtube ZBIRqY602lo
 
2020-08-03 1:45:21 PM  
TOM JONES - What I'd Say (1964)
Youtube J-Monp42hqw
 
2020-08-03 1:59:53 PM  
I gotta tell ya in some of the photographs being posted here, Tom Jones looks kinda high.

/Which would be a big surprise.
 
2020-08-03 2:06:30 PM  
Done in one. Last person out get the lights please...
 
2020-08-03 2:53:23 PM  
Tom Jones "Thunderball" / "It's Not Unsual" (TV 60s Venezuela)
Youtube C_dNxZ1R3xs


Tom doing the best, greasiest Bond theme EVER.
 
2020-08-03 2:55:30 PM  
/Which *wouldn't* be a big surprise.

(Never post and Zoom at the same time).
 
2020-08-03 3:01:57 PM  

FreeLawyer: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/dIDzA0YD​so8?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1] Jones is bringing it and Crosby is impressed high.


FTFY.
 
2020-08-03 3:21:13 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/C_dNxZ1R​3xs?start=23]

Tom doing the best, greasiest Bond theme EVER.


If you're gonna post that song, go with Maurice Binder's title sequence with all the nekkid women swimming around.

Thunderball Opening Title Sequence
Youtube sT0x7QiJI1g
 
2020-08-03 3:37:51 PM  

Hawk24: EdwardTellerhands: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/C_dNxZ1R​3xs?start=23]

Tom doing the best, greasiest Bond theme EVER.

If you're gonna post that song, go with Maurice Binder's title sequence with all the nekkid women swimming around.


But I like the trippy Venezuelan TV special effects!
 
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