When Tommy James was only 12 years old he put together his band, The Shondells, and recorded the song ‘Hanky Panky’. Four years later, in 1966, that song became a hit and led to a string of others for the band including ‘Mony, Mony’, ‘Crimson and Clover’, ‘Draggin’ The Line’, and I Think We’re Alone Now’ to name a few. Throughout the late 60s and early 70s Tommy James and the Shondells were all over the airwaves.
When the band broke up Tommy continued to perform solo. In the 1980s he gave a candid interview about his career on this unknown TV show. Here is that interview. Enjoy!
You can listen to music from Tommy James - solo and with The Shondells - and other artists from the 60s & 70s on Dusty Discs Radio.