What happened between Sir Tom and Rod Stewart?

SIR TOM JONES has always seemed a pretty loveable character - but what happened when he had a music feud with singer Sir Rod Stewart?

PUBLISHED: 18:30, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:54, Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Sir Tom Jones is a well loved singer, with a career spanning decades. The same can be said for Sir Rod Stewart, the singer whose BRIT Awards performance with Ronnie Wood and his Faces comrades amazed fans. But it turns out there has been a little bit of bad blood between the pair about their origins.


In LA, Sir Rod performed a gig, during which time he spoke to the crowd.

According to Sir Tom, in an unearthed interview from The Big Issue in 2015, Sir Rod told the crowd he “came from nothing,” which apparently irked his Welsh singing friend.

In response to this, Sir Tom told The Big Issue: “I’ve never said I came from nothing.

“To be honest with you, I saw a special Rod Stewart gig in LA and he said: ‘I came from nothing.’

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“And I thought, ‘You didn’t come from nothing. I saw your mother and father in the documentary and they were hardworking people.’

“To say you come from nothing… I don’t agree with that. We all come from something.”

For Sir Tom, his background is of great importance, and he continued to praise his parents in the interview.

Earlier in the interview, he said: “Growing up in Wales, in a large working-class family, it was so wonderful.

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