Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tom Jones, Chicken Thief

Wales on Sunday
11 April 2010

Sir Tom Jones chicken tale comes home to roost

by Keith Fairbank, Wales On Sunday

A VILLAGE’S Tom Jones gig has gone down in Valleys folklore nearly 50 years on – over the unsolved mystery of a missing chicken and the singer’s “lifetime ban”.

[According to legend, Tom Jones stole a fundraising raffle's top prize -- a chicken -- from the Fochriw Social Club in 1963. One villager remarks, "Nothing’s happened in Fochriw since Tom Jones took that chicken."]