Sir Tom Jones Wipes Away Tears After Stevie Wonder Birthday Surprise

Sir Tom Jones Wipes Away Tears After Stevie Wonder Birthday Surprise

To kick off a new season of the United Kingdom’s singing competition ‘The Voice,’ some of the judges surprised fellow judge, Sir Tom Jones, with an emotional birthday message from friend and fellow musician, Stevie Wonder.

Welsh singer, Sir Tom Jones, rose in popularity in the 1960s following the release of a number of very successful songs. Soon after being signed to a record label in 1964, Tom found international fame after the release of one of his most famous songs, ‘It's not unusual.’

When ‘The Voice UK’ celebrity judges, Will.I.Am, Olly Murs, and Anne Marie questioned the UK’s own Sir Tom Jones about his musical inspirations, Jones cited Gospel singers as well as rock singers such as Jerry Lee Lewis and even described the legendary Stevie Wonder as a good friend and a great musician.

Little did Jones know he was being set up for an 80th birthday surprise from Stevie Wonder himself!

The attention then shifted from Jones to the big screen, displaying a larger than life Stevie Wonder with harmonica in hand. After a short introduction, including a harmonica solo and a happy birthday directed to Jones, Stevie began to sing one of Jones’ most iconic songs, ‘It’s Not Unusual.’

During this performance, we can see Sir Tom Jones’ face light up with joy seeing his old friend paying homage to his music in celebration of his birthday.

"It's not unusual to go out at any time
But when I see you out and about it's such a crime
If you should ever want to be loved by anyone
It's not unusual"

Following this performance we see an emotional Jones fighting back tears as Stevie describes his gratitude for the friendship the two have shared ever since they met on Jones’ TV show.

"A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." Proverbs 17:17

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