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AP Photos: Ahead of Tom Jones’ 80th birthday, a look back

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, Tom Jones and Sylvester Stallone pose together at the Mending Kids Rock N' Roll All Star Event in West Hollywood, Calif. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this March 11, 1976 file photo, Tom Jones is pictured during a press conference in Paris. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, Tom Jones performs during a concert in Beirut, Lebanon. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this March 22, 1980 file photo, Tom Jones poses on a diving board over his swimming pool at his home in Bel Air, in Los Angeles. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE - In this July 1, 2007 file photo, Tom Jones performs on stage during the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in London. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1980 file photo, Tom Jones smokes a cigar as he attends the boxing match between heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo/Randy Rasmussen, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 1984 file photo, Ricardo Montalban, from left, Dianne Kay, and Tom Jones appear during a taping of an episode of the television series "Fantasy Island" in Los Angeles. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE - In this June 12, 1970 file photo, Tom Jones performs at a capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)

For nearly 60 years, Tom Jones has been delighting audiences with stunning stage performances and hits like “It’s Not Unusual” and “Delilah.”

The Welsh baritone who drew comparisons to Elvis turns 80 on Sunday. This gallery of images shot by The Associated Press shows Jones throughout his life and career.

Jones has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, reinventing himself for new audiences over the years.

The flowing shirts and tight leather pants of his early career gave way in the 1980s to black jeans and turtlenecks. Jones has dabbled with other musical styles as well, including blues and gospel.

Jones was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 and for several seasons has been a mentor on the U.K. version of the singing show “The Voice.”

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