1. Rise, Sir Tom Jones

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-03-29

    Tom Jones, music sensation for decades, and performer of the title song for the 1965 James Bond film, Thunderball, was honoured with a knighthood today at Buckingham Palace. He received the knighthood under his real name, Thomas Jones Woodward.

    As ic Wales and other websites report, the music legend arrived with his son, daughter and granddaughter for the grand event. About meeting the Queen today, Sir Tom Jones said: ‘I love seeing the Queen and I have always been a royalist. She is lovely and she still is lovely.’ The Queen and Jones had previously met ‘six or seven times’ previously, and The Queen had remembered his 1966 performance.

    About the honour, Sir Tom Jones said, ‘today is just tremendous. When you first come into showbusiness and you get a hit record, it is the start of something. As time goes on, it just gets better. This is the best thing that I have had. It is a wonderful feeling, a heady feeling.’