The Voice 2012: Jimmy Savile helped Tom Jones land a record deal
Tom Jones had his career fixed by Jimmy Savile he has revealed.
Back in the 1960s the Welsh singer was desperate to land a record deal and received some useful pointers from the ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ star, which led to him signing to a record label.
The Delilah hitmaker revealed that he owes his long running career to Savile — who died last year — and told The Sun:
“I met Jimmy Savile and he gave me some great advice about making a demo. He said don’t make a tape — they won’t even listen to it.
“So my group and myself went and cut an acetate disc. Jimmy took it into Decca Records. They heard it, liked it, I did an audition and that was it.”
Tom’s career has grown from strength to strength ever since and to date he has had thirty-six Top 40 hits in the UK and nineteen in America, including hits such as “It’s Not Unusual”, “What’s New Pussycat”, “Delilah”, “Green, Green Grass of Home”, “She’s a Lady” and “Kiss”.
Tom was delighted with her triumph and tweeted:
‘Congratulations Leanne for your hard work turning into a great result!! been a pleasure to know and work with you, all the v best xxx’
‘To all my team- we had a great time, I loved seeing and working w you. Hope u had a good experience – all the best for going forward !! xxx’