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Elvis and Tom Jones: Incredible story behind THAT photo 'Elvis lead a standing ovation'
ELVIS AND TOM JONES: The incredible story behind the night The King drove 250 miles just to see Sir Tom perform at Las Vegas. It was only the second time they had met and it changed his life and career forever. That night, "Elvis lead a standing ovation and told Tom 'You're the greatest, you lit a fire under me!'" It was the start of a remarkable friendship.The two stars had met briefly in 1965 when Tom was touring the Hollywood studio lot at Paramount. Elvis had kept an eye on the Welsh star's career and saw how successful he had been performing in Las Vegas.
lived the high life in LA for 41 years, most of those spent with his beloved wife Linda, who sadly passed away in 2016 after a short battle with lung cancer. He made a surprise return to the UK under Linda's dying wishes, however there is another sweet reason he left his home of 19 years, and that was to be closer to his family.
Speaking to, Tom explained: "I started looking for flats in London while Linda was still alive but then she got worse and found it was cancer and she said, 'We've left it too late for me, but not for you, Tom'."
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TOM JONES and Elvis Presley were known to have a very close friendship - but an insider revealed The King moaned that he "couldn't win" during their iconic first meeting.Like much of the world at that time, Sir Tom was a huge fan of Elvis, the man forever known as The King Of Rock And Roll.
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He went on to say that he proceeded with the move across the pond "because that's what we planned".
In the same interview, he opened up about feeling supported by his family, and revealed that his son Mark and his grandchildren live close to him.
Tom Jones' wife Linda passed away in 2016
The couple, who met when they were just 12, spent 18 years living together in the same grand property in Los Angeles, and it held a lot of bittersweet memories for Tom. The house was an enormous five-bedroom, seven-bathroom building with an outdoor swimming pool and large garden, which Tom purchased for £2.1million and sold on for £6.5million.
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The interiors were opulent with chandeliers and leopard print aplenty and the outside had stunning views stretched across the city and to the hills beyond.
Tom now lives near family in London
The person that ended up buying the iconic residence wanted it with all of the furniture, which worked out well for the singer as he was downsizing to a much smaller home.
"Apart from the photographs and some artwork, the man who bought it wanted the whole thing, furniture and everything," he told The Sunday Mirror. "This was great for me because I wouldn't have been able to put all that stuff into a flat."
Tom has given fans a glimpse into his new garden
Tom's new abode hasn't been seen much, but during a BBC Radio 2 performance he posed in the garden where he had set up a makeshift stage on a decking area.
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Elvis and Tom Jones new revelations: 'The King's friends begged me to save him' .
TOM JONES revealed this week the reason why Elvis Presley's closest friends begged him to try and save The King when "He was destroying himself." Frank Sinatra also told Tom how he had desperately tried to help Elvis.Tom said Elvis inspired him in his earliest days singing at working men's clubs in Wales: "I was singing Elvis Presley songs in these clubs and pubs and they'd say, 'Wow that's as good as Elvis Presley.' And I said, 'Well, I'll tell him when I meet him.