Jack White: 'Romanians Think Tom Jones Is A Gypsy'
White Stripes frontman discovers secret to Welshman's popularity in Romania...
According to New York Times writer Josh Eells, White discovered the secret to Jones' popularity in the Eastern European nation whilst on a trip to Transylvania.
Eells reports that Jack told him: "Every morning on his way to the set, the driver would be listening to Tom Jones. Later he went to a local record store, and there were something like 60 Tom Jones records.
"No-one could explain what the deal was, so White asked Jones about it. It turned out that everyone in Transylvania thought Tom Jones was a Gypsy. He insisted that he wasn't, but they still didn't believe him."
White, who recently collaborated with the 71-year-old Welshman, reportedly added: "They really thought he was a Gypsy and he was hiding it. He didn't think that was the answer, but it seemed to me like it was the answer.
"Even if it wasn't, I'd make it that."
Whatever the reason, we doubt Sir Tom is complaining.