Not Responsible (Tom Jones)

6 JUNE 1966

The swingin' 'Not Responsible' by Tom Jones was climbing the UK charts this week on its way to a peak position of #18. It was part of a double-A side with the rather ordinary ballad 'Once There Was a Time'.

After debuting in 1965 with a #1 (It's Not Unusual'), this record was part of a run of six singles from Tom that failed to break the UK Top 10. This one only reached #58 in the US. However, he would end 1966 back on top of the charts.

'Not Responsible' had originally been released as the B-side to Helen Shapiro's 'No Trespassing' in 1963, which did not chart in the UK but was a #1 in Australia. Tom's version is much better.

Not Responsible (Tom Jones)