Tommy James and the Shondells
When it comes to rock and roll in the 1960s, there are few bands that were more influential
in music than Tommy James and the Shondells. With over a dozen Top 40 hits, like "Hanky Panky" and "Mirage", this rock and
roll group definitely knew how to crank out some seriously catchy rock tunes. Tommy James and the Shondells have sold over
100 million records throughout their career, helping them attain nine gold and platinum rock albums. With sensational rock
star Tommy James at the helm of the group, there's never a dull moment at a Tommy James and the Shondells concert. As soon
as this band steps out on stage, you can expect raucous entertainment and unbridled energy, and a phenomenal rock show, of
On October 18th, Tommy James and the Shondells will step out on stage at Penns Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania,
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Tommy James and the
This highly acclaimed band's roots date all the way back to 1959, when 12 year old Tommy James
became the lead singer of a band based in Niles, Michigan. Five years later, the group decided to rename themselves "The Shondells",
mostly because Tommy liked the way that it sounded. The Shondells were originally comprised of Tommy James, Larry Coverdale,
Larry Wright, Craig Villeneuve, and Jim Payne. In 1964, the band wrote and recorded the song "Hanky Panky", a Jeff Barry and
Ellie Greenwich song, which achieved moderate commercial success in the Midwest. The Shondells disbanded after high school
when their songs achieved no national success, and each member went their own way for a brief period of time.
James tried to organize new bands in the years after high school, yet none of them stuck. During this time, Bob Mack, a dance
promoter in Pittsburgh, discovered the group's old single "Hanky Panky" and started playing it at dance parties and clubs.
Suddenly, bootleggers in Pennsylvania started making illegal copies of the song and ended up selling over 800,000 copies of
the popular song. When a disc jockey contacted Tommy James and asked him to come perform the song live, James was stunned.
He tried to gather the rest of the Shondells, but all of them were either working, married, or away in the service, so he
went to Pittsburgh by himself and tried to assemble a group as quickly as he could.
Once he assembled The Shondells,
Tommy James' career exploded. With hit song after hit song, his band became one of the biggest names in rock and roll in the
late 1960s. The band disbanded in the early 1970s due to exhaustion, but have since been performing together on and off and
have released new music. Now you have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the talented Tommy James and The Shondells perform
live in concert by grabbing your tickets on StubHub right away!
As a band, Tommy James and
the Shondells released a total of eight albums during their career, most of which achieved great commercial success. Some
of their best-selling albums include "Hanky Panky", "I Think We're Alone Now", "Crimson & Clover", and "Travelin'". The
group's most successful singles include "Hanky Panky", "Say I Am (What I Am)", "It's Only Love", "I Think We're Alone Now",
"Mirage", "Getting' Together", "Crimson and Clover ", "Crystal Blue Percussion", and "Mony Mony". The band had over a dozen
Top 40 hits in the late 1960s, making them one of the most successful bands of the decade. Now you have the chance to relive
some of the best music of the '60s by grabbing your Tommy James and the Shondells tickets on StubHub today!
James' prolific and illustrious career has resulted in a whopping 23 gold singles and nine platinum and gold albums.
There are few rock and roll artists that have been more acclaimed and more successful than the
iconic Tommy James. Accompanied by his fantastic band, The Shondells, there's no doubt that this incredible team can put on
an unforgettable performance. As Tommy James and the Shondells step out on stage at their upcoming show, make sure that you
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