Thursday, 22 October 2015

Tom Jones: It's Not Unusual

I was ready for most aspects of the music industry but when I met the producer Joe Meek, that threw me off a bit. Because he was a homosexual. I thought, wait a minute, is the London scene, the people who run British showbusiness – are there a lot of homosexuals involved here? Because if so, I’m going back to Cardiff. So much so that when I signed with Decca and Peter Sullivan became my manager, and he said the same thing Joe Meek said – tell the boys to pack their gear up, I want to talk to you myself – I said, you’re not one of these queer fellows are you? And he said, what are you on about? I became paranoid, you see. I wondered, was that required to make a hit record? But then I got into it and I realised no, it just so happened that the first guy to record me was a homosexual producer. Once I got over the shock of that, and realised it wasn’t true, most people were normal. Well, I shouldn’t put it like that. Homosexuals are normal, it’s not that they’re not normal. It’s just that they are what they are.

Big Issue.

This issue of the Big Issue appeared last week, but the Mail have decided to make a thing of it today for reasons best known to themselves.

How dull would you have to be to be bothered by this daftness?

Daily Star!
50 years ago Tom was a naive young man from the Valleys, who was surprised to find the London music scene was run by queens.

Now he's a silly old duffer in his 70s who's said something that's a bit clumsy, but far from homophobic.

So what?

PS Pink News as the Daily Mail's echo chamber...


Well said, Sir Tom!

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