Tom Jones and CSNY Perform ‘Long Time Gone’

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Yup, Tom Jones and CSNY

Yup, Tom Jones singing with CSNY

Imagine the possibilities. First, CSN became CSN&Y. Great addition even if we’ve lost count of how many times Neil Young has left and returned. And with Graham Nash’s revelation last year that CSN were kaput, what if some of the members teamed with yet another music icon? How about Tom Jones and CS&Y? Or, better yet: CSJ&Y?

Well, we were as flabbergasted as you to find out that CSNY&J actually occurred. Welsh superstar Tom Jones singing “Long Time Gone” with the hippest band of the day: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The song is a David Crosby composition that appears on the self-titled Crosby, Stills and Nash album.

Related: Our review of a Tom Jones concert in September 2016

Less than a month after the group’s performance at Woodstock, they appeared on the This Is Tom Jones TV series that ran from 1969-1971 on ABC in the U.S., during the height of variety TV series’ popularity. Lest we forget, Jones was a huge star at the time with a string of hits from 1965’s “It’s Not Unusual” and “What’s New, Pussycat?” through 1966’s “Green, Green Grass of Home” and 1967’s “Delilah.” In 1969, he was just 29 and at his commercial peak.

From the start, Jones takes the lead vocals, ably assisted by Stephen Stills with harmonies by Graham Nash and Crosby. Neil Young supplies a guitar solo. Not surprisingly, Jones displays some great dance moves.

“Long Time Gone” is Best Classic Bands‘ Classic Video…

Jones turns 79 on June 7, 2019. He still tours; tickets are available here and here.

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Related: We’ve also got Jones’ TV performances with Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin.

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