Tommy James (born Thomas Gregory Jackson) is the pop-rock star best known as the leader of Tommy James and the Shondells. He began performing locally in Niles, Michigan, when he was twelve, then went on to record many top hits, including "Hanky Panky," "I Think We're Alone Now," "Mony Mony," "Crimson and Clover," "Sweet Cherry Wine," "Mirage," "Do Something to Me," "Gettin' Together," "Crystal Blue Persuasion," and "Draggin' the Line." He has sold over 100 million records, has been awarded twenty-three gold singles, and has earned nine gold and platinum albums. His songs are widely used in television and film and have been covered by such artists as Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Tiffany, Tom Jones, Prince, and R.E.M. Today Tommy continues to record songs and perform around the country.
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