Friday, June 06, 2014

I think we're alone now ... Tommy James & The Shondells

Tommy James (born Thomas Gregory Jackson; 29 April 1947) is an American pop-rock musician widely known as leader of the 1960s rock band Tommy James and the Shondells.Born in Dayton, Ohio, Tommy and his family moved to Niles, Michigan.In 1959, at the age of twelve, Tommy formed what would be recognized as his first official band "The Tornadoes".A year later the band changed its name to The Shondells. By 1964, Jack Douglas, a local DJ at WNIL radio station in Niles, formed his own record label, Snap Records. The Shondells were one of the local bands he recorded at WNIL studios.One of the songs was "Hanky Panky".

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