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The Story Behind “Y.M.C.A.”

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The Village People felt that their lyrics always dealt with positive things — and a very positive place to hang out was the YMCA. It was inevitable that the group would write a song about it.

Tom Jones as pop icon

Tom Jones stays prolific into his '70s. Publicity photo.

Tom Jones released a retrospective album at the same time as his autobiography, and the pop icon is finding out that it’s not unusual to embrace the past.