Tommy

When you first heard the song “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and the Shondells, what did you think they were singing about when Tommy sang “My baby does the hanky panky?” 52 years ago today, when the new Billboard Top 100 Chart came out, “Hanky Panky” was the new #1 song in the US. It […]

It was four years ago today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones passed away. Tommy, whose real name was Thomas Erdelyi was the drummer for the influential punk rock band for the first four years of the band’s existence. In high school, Tommy played guitar in a mid-1960s four-piece garage band, the […]

“Dave’s not here”….. so he must be at Tommy Chong’s 80th birthday party. Tommy has been in movies, recorded records both as a singer and a comedian and was possibily the first person to discover The Jackson 5…… Some people think he just likes to get high… When you hear Tommy’s name, what is the […]

“Tommy Can You Hear Me”….. “He’s A Pinball Wizard”….. “I’m Free”…… We don’t have to say a lot about this as we know you all know what we are talking about. On May 23, 1969, The Who released what would turn out to be one of their masterpieces, the LP that was the Rock Opera […]

Tommy James, yes THE Tommy James of Tommy James and the Shondells is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Tommy has had major hits with songs like “Hanky Panky”, “Mony Mony”, “Crimson and Clover”, “I think Were Alone Now” and many others. Here’s the interesting part. Tommy is still performing concerts today and he was pronounced […]

The Who debuted their much-discussed rock opera “Tommy” by playing the finished album for the press in London at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on May 2, 1969. The actual album wouldn’t be released to the record buying public until May 23rd. If you can remember that far back, do you remember your initial thoughts when […]

“…Tommy can you hear me?…” If so, you would be celebrating The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey’s 74th birthday today. If you could be at Roger’s birthday party tonight and he said he’s sing just one song, what song would you want him to sing? Happy Birthday Roger!!! Read It Here!

Good page here on Tommy from our friends at uDiscover: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/tommy-a-masterpiece/ The Who’s Tommy – A Masterpiece Released in May 1969 The Who’s Tommy is a masterpiece…a word that is applied to all too many recordings, but in the case it probably doesn’t go far enough… Read it here


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