Today’s Music: Toasting Tal Farlow, Tom Jones, Dean Martin and Others…

Jazz guitar legend Tal Farlow, born today in 1921 (d. 1998), plays the hell out of “Misty”:

Thomas John Woodward, better known as singer Tom Jones, was born in Wales, UK, this day in 1940. Here’s his first of many hit records, “It’s Not Unusual”:

Whatever you think of pop-rocker Jones, the man has some pipes, as he displays here:

Pop singer, comedian and actor Dean Martin was born Dino Paul Crochetti today in 1917 (d. 1995).

Also born today were Townes Van Zandt in 1944; Jack Ryland of Three Dog Night in 1949, and Prince in 1958.

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