Tom Jones, The Unusual Star With The Biggest Voice: Stories

Tom Jones performing in Atlanta in 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Roaring out of Wales with a show-stopping baritone, Tom Jones became famous for songs like "It's Not Unusial" and "What's New Pussycat?" A contemporary of '60s rock icons like the Beatles and Rolling Stones -- and technically a member of the British Invasion himself -- Jones took a different career path, becoming a sex symbol, Vegas act, and TV variety show host. Jones' '70s image, with open shirt, hairy chest, and extremely tight trousers, was over-the-top, but appealing at the time. After all, if you're showered with panties every time you take the stage, someone must think you're doing it right.