Tommy James & The Shondells

  • Sep 16, 2017
Starting: 7:30PM
  • The Palace Theatre
  • 21 West Otterman Street
  • Greensburg, PA 15601
$45, $50, $55, $60, $65
(724) 836-8000

This American rock and roll group’s road to superstardom began when a nightclub DJ in Pittsburgh discovered a two-year-old record by “The Shondells” and played it at his weekend dances. The crowd response was so overwhelmingly positive that radio deejays started spinning it and an enterprising record distributor bootlegged it, selling 80,000 copies in ten days. By May of 1966 Hanky Panky was the number one record in Pittsburgh and Tommy James was a sensation. That song, as well as Crimson and Clover, became No. 1 singles in the U.S., where they also charted twelve other Top 40 hits, including five in the Hot 100’s top ten: I Think We’re Alone NowMirageMony MonySweet Cherry Wine, and Crystal Blue Persuasion. Their songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, R.E.M., Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Billy Idol, Tom Jones and many others and have been featured in many movie and television soundtracks.

Tommy James & The Shondells
Tommy James & The Shondells
  • The Palace Theatre
  • 21 West Otterman Street
  • Greensburg, PA 15601