100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-66. ‘It”s Not Unusual’- Tom Jones
Tom Jones born Thomas Woodward in Wales in 1940- was an unknown singer in the fall of 1964. His job was to record a demo for singer Sandie Shaw. When Shaw heard the results of the demo she was so impressed with what she heard that she insisted that Jones be the one to release the song as a single. It would be Tom Jones break through hit- going to #1 in the UK and #10 in the U.S. That spring he would appear on The Ed Sullivan Show twice doing the song. His career was launched- and is still going strong nearly sixty years later.
Single: ‘It’s Not Unusual’- Tom Jones/ Written by Les Reed and Gordon Mills/ Record Company- Parrot/ Recorded November 11, 1964/ Time: 2:03/ Produced by Peter Sullivan/ Released January 22, 1965 in UK, March 1965 in US/ Peaked at #10 in US Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart.