Tom Waits is celebrating his 70th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.
Popular singer-songwriter Tom Waits has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 70th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Waits, a cultural icon
Born Thomas Alan Waits in Pomona on December 7, 1949, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Waits' not just a great singer, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Tom hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Tom Waits as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 70.
Happy Birthday, Tom, you're the best!
Tom Waits career in pictures
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