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Tommy James
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Vocalist
    (April 29, 1947- )
    Born in Dayton, Ohio
    Born Thomas Gregory Jackson
    Frontman for Tommy James and the Shondells
    Solo albums include ‘Tommy James,’ ‘My Head, My Bed, & My Red Guitar,’ ‘Midnight Rider’ and ‘Three Times in Love’
    Solo singles include ‘Draggin’ the Line,’ ‘I’m Comin’ Home’ and ‘Three Times in Love’
    23 Gold singles, nine Gold or Platinum CDs
    Autobiography: ‘Me, the Mob, and the Music’
    He was a four-year-old model.
    He formed his first unofficial group before his teens and his second – Tom and the Tornadoes – the following year.
    He retained the Shondells name for a subsequent group.
    Had it not been for the interest of a Pittsburgh disc jockey who heard ‘Hanky Panky,’ he might very well have become an afterthought.
    He was tapped by Hubert Humphrey to head the Youth Affairs commission for his 1968 Presidential campaign.
    His 20th-birthday present? ‘Mirage’ made it into the Billboard Hot 100!
    While he loved ‘Mony Mony,’ he didn’t want to be tagged as a bubble gum artist.
    He worked with fellow Roulette label artists Alive-N-Kickin’.
    He formed his own record label (Aura).
    He was named a Favorite Son by the Michigan State Legislature (which he considers his hometown state).

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