SINGER Tom Jones jetted in to Marbella for a sell-out performance in Marbella.
The ‘Welsh Tiger’ flew in on a private jet spending two nights in The Imperial Suite – at €2,700 per night – in Marbella’s 5-star Puente Romano Hotel.
With tickets costing up to €375 each, more than 2,600 fans packed the hotel’s Tennis Club to watch the performance.
His fans – like him – nowadays appear more demure.
In the 60s, 70s and 80s, knickers thrown on stage by sex-hungry fans were a feature of his live performances.
But though the formed wowed fans with hit songs ranging from the Green Green Grass of Home to hits from his most recent gospel album ‘Praise and Blame’, only one pair of knickers was thrown throughout the 90-minute performance.
Whereas at one time Sir Tom warmed even more to his panting fans as the knickers flew stagewards, now the 71-year-old knighted star ignored the garment.
While many of his songs saw the crowd up on their feet, Delilah’, which topped the charts throughout Europe in 1968 was the biggest hit of the night with everybody moving to the tune.
During his encore ‘Kiss’ he gave the crowd a glimpse of his not-so-toned torso to the words ‘I know how to undress me’.
By Nicole Hallett
Photo credit: James Yeadon