Tommy

Today in 1975, Tommy Bolin released the classic Teaser. Marching Powder: The High Times And Fast Life Of Tommy Bolin Link to original article here

10th November 1997, American session guitarist Tommy Tedesco died of lung cancer aged 67. Described by "Guitar Player" magazine as the most recorded guitarist in history recording with The Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, The Monkees, The Association, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Sam Cooke, Cher, and Nancy and Frank Sinatra. […]

Tommy Shaw, one of the guitar players for Styx has 65 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy was playing in a bowling alley in Alabama when he got the call to come to Chicago to audition for Styx. Although he did fly up to Chicago, he went feeling pretty sure he wouldn't fit in. […]

One of Rock and Roll’s all time great drummers, Tommy Aldridge has 68 candles on his birthday cake today. Tommy is noted for his work with numerous bands and artists since the 1970s, such as Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake/David Coverdale, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy and d’Thumbs. In the […]

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 […]


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