Crystal Blue Persuasion, I Think We’re Alone Now, Hanky Panky, Crimson & Clover, Draggin’ the Line, Mony Mony, and Sweet Cherry Wine are just a few of the many hits from Tommy James…23 gold records, nine platinum albums and over 100 million records sold worldwide, in addition to his 32 Billboard Hot 100 charting hits of which many were covered by artists around the world including Prince, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, REM, Carlos Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Cher and even The Boston Pops. His music is heard in 40 motion pictures to date, numerous TV shows including Breaking Bad, Criminal Minds, The Simpsons, The Goldbergs and Aquarius, as well as many commercials.
Tommy’s critically acclaimed autobiography, Me, The Mob and The Music, was on Rolling Stone’s Best Music Memoirs list and is now in development for a movie with producer Barbara Defina, whose credits include Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, Color of Money and recently Silence. Matthew Stone wrote the screenplay; his credits include Intolerable Cruelty, Man of the House and Big Trouble.
BMI recently lauded Tommy for his success with the presentation of Five Million Air Awards for his music being played more than 21 million times on air.
In 2015, Tommy performed his hit Crimson & Clover with Joan Jett, Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards TV show (three generations of artists performing his music).