Tommy James & The Shondells into the R&R HOF

Tommy James & The Shondells deserve entrance in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. With a history that has spanned over 40 years, Tommy James has been a success in the pop, garage rock, party rock, psychedelic, glam and adult contemporary genres.He headed the first pop/rock band to cross over and record the highly acclaimed "My Head, My Bed & My Red Guitar" country lp. Tommy James was the pioneer of country pop/rock. TJ & the Shondells introduced the Moog Synthesizer to rock music in 1969. Today, Tommy continues to record new music, author a book on the Music industry and work on a film from his autobiography. At the height of their popularity they outsold all other bands (including the Beatles) in sales of singles in 1968 & 1969. Then, Tommy put together a successful solo career. Hundreds of artists have covered his music. Only once in music history has an artist had remakes of his songs hold the #1 & #2 position on Billboards Charts simultaneously . That honor belongs to Tommy James. Perhaps, the most underrated rock band of all time will receive their just reward.

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  • Tanya Awesome & classic band. What more can I say besides they deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

  • Peter H. Vallis I met the band 8/25/79 Lynn, MA.
    They rocked and were gratuitous!
    They should be in the R & R Hall.

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