London: Sir Tom Jones has revealed that Elvis Presley was `partly to blame` for his dramatic singing style in ‘With These Hands’.
Jones, known for his trademark powerful vocals, said Presley greeted him by singing one of the Welsh star`s early hits during their first meeting on a California film set more than 40 years ago.
"I was at Paramount Studios talking about a song for a film, and they said Elvis is here and would like to meet you – I said my God, I didn`t know that he knew that I even existed because it was my first year,” the Telegraph quoted him as telling Chris Evans on his Radio 2 breakfast show.
"I went on set and he was there filming and then he stops for a minute and is walking towards me, and I had a ballad out at the time called With These Hands and there comes Elvis Presley singing With These Hands walking towards me, it was like a dream – and I thought my God, this is unbelievable.
"When he got to me he said `how the hell do you sing like that?` and I said `Well you`re partly to blame`," he added.