SIR TOM JONES SITS DOWN WITH LARRY KING NOW
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Legendary singer Sir Tom Jones sits down with Larry King on Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” and responds to reports that he is getting a DNA test to determine if he has African American ancestry as well as allegations of homophobia and tells his interpretation surrounding the allegations of homophobia regarding remarks he recently made about a gay music producer he worked with in the 60s. He also discusses his storied career and new music including his take on Adele. Plus, why he chose to omit his alleged extramarital affairs from his new autobiography and his panty problem - why women throwing their underwear on stage went from a “sexy thing” to a “problem.”
But first, when Sir Tom Jones explains the root of the idea of a DNA test to Larry King saying, "A reporter said to me, ‘Would you be opposed to a DNA test?' And I said, 'No, I wouldn't be opposed to it.' And that was it. So now in the paper, Tom Jones is getting a DNA test to find out whether he's black or not. Well, I never said that."
"I don't think it's important. It's not what has made me. I've always looked at entertainers as why is that person where he or she is? What's the talent? That's the main thing. The rest of it is part of life. It's not what got you there. It's not what is the real person." - On why he didn't write about his affairs in his autobiography
"Actually it was a sexy thing at the beginning." - On women throwing their panties at him
"When you're singing in working men's clubs where I come from in South Wales, if somebody throws something at you, you try and turn it into an advantage. So that was it." - On catching his first pair of panties and wiping his brow with them
"Music, when I started in the 60's, it was always youth driven. You know, they're always looking for young talent and I don't think that's changed." - When asked about the change in the music industry
"She has a lovely voice, and she appeals to a lot of people, which I think is great because she is a singer's singer." - On Adele
"She gives other singers hope, that are coming into the business. With electronics the way they are now, there's a lot of electrical sounding records, with autotune but Adele sings very much in tune."
"A reporter said to me, ‘Would you be opposed to a DNA test?' And I said, 'No, I wouldn't be opposed to it.' And that was it. So now in the paper, Tom Jones is getting a DNA test to find out whether he's black or not. Well, I never said that."
"I would like to make a good movie. I would've liked to have had a go at it when I was young." - On something he would like to accomplish
"It was tremendous. It was a little scary at first. When I was first told about it, I thought, what do I have to do? Do I have to change my lifestyle? Is there anything I have to do?" - On being knighted