Tommy James gets own program on SiriusXM satellite radio

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One of the biggest hitmakers of the ’60s, Tommy James, will launch his own weekly radio show, “Getting’ Together With Tommy James,” Feb. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. on SiriusXM‘s ’60s on 6 channel.

According to a press release, the show will feature “Tommy playing ‘60s hits and some eclectic surprises too, while sharing his personal memories of the stars and the music of the era.”

James, a longtime Cedar Grove resident, was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame last year.

As the frontman of The Shondells and as a solo artist, James had eight Top 10 hits in the ’60s and the early ’70s: “Hanky Panky,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mirage,” “Mony Mony,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Sweet Cherry Wine,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and “Draggin’ the Line.”


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Richard King April 22, 2018 - 6:31 pm

Mr James, when did recording artist realize they needed to copy write their music they wrote? Have you heard of a recording studio in Clovis , NMSU? Iit is where Buddy Holly started recording before he moved to NYC. Me Petty has all of his music copywriters just before he died. Any response can be emailed to
Thanks for any feedback
Richard King

Stephen Tamas June 12, 2018 - 6:16 pm

My wife & I were coming back from Franklin-Vermont (where I have a camper) to Montreal,Quebec Canada and we always listened to Cousin Brucie on Sundays around 5:00 p.m. on our way back home.
This past Sunday (June-10th-2018) we’re listening (Great Music selection) to channel 6 (Sirius) & it dawned on us that 10 years ago You were at Joey Dio (My Brother-In-Law) of the Fall Guy’s Surprise Birthday Party & so were we in Fort Meyers, Florida!!
Man, was that a great get together with some of the Fall Guy’s Present & other Musicians, music played & even performance by the Birthday (Joey) Guy! Plus friends of Joey & the Fall Guy’s were there!!!
It was worth the trip to see Joey’s Surprised Face & Happiness about Old & New Friends and listen to Rock & Roll Music, which always brings back good memories. Yes, I’m not afraid to say that I’m part of the Baby Boomers Era and that I’m 70 years YOUNG!
If ever you’re in Montreal, please give us a call (514-984-1234 My Cell phone) as we would be happy to see you & maybe have lunch or supper.

Susan Lindsey September 2, 2018 - 8:11 pm

Was listening to Sirius this evening and heard you on the radio. Took me back to Niles and the time we went to Hoosier Favorite for my birthday. You didn’t have a sport coat so my mom had to go to one of her friend’s home to borrow one for you. Hard to believe just hearing your voice took me on that trip down memory lane. Best wishes to you. Sue Hurd Lindsey

william bolinger October 31, 2018 - 2:59 pm

I remember when Tommy James did “La Bamba” for the Niles Senior High School talent show. Had the whole auditorium shaking.

John E. Prophet September 30, 2018 - 6:21 pm

I took my girlfriend to a Tommy James concert in west Baltimore in 1976 or 1977. It was in a nightclub setting. He was angry because they announced him before he even got onto the stage. After the two music sessions and his night was over, my girlfriend and I walked up to the stage and met him. We kept dating and eventually married. Been married for over 35 years and a couple for over 42 years. Let’s just say we have very fond memories of Tommy James and his music. Whenever one of his songs comes over the sirius radio, she looks at me with affection as both of us remember that great evening!

Sharon Knieriem February 16, 2019 - 5:19 pm

What a terrific show Tommy James and the Shondells performed at The Palace Theatre Valentine’s Day. Such a humble man leaving the stage and letting us shake hands and sneak a few pictures. I’m 52 and I knew all but one song. We had a blast. Can’t wait for the movie to be released! God bless!

Janice Monaco March 15, 2019 - 11:27 pm

Just came from Westbury Music Fair show – OMG Tommy still has the voice and a great entertainer. Saw him a few years ago atbthe venue and just love love love him!

Marlene May 5, 2019 - 7:13 pm

Congratultions on getting your own show on Sriys XM! We really enjoy your show and of course love all your songs. Crimson and Clover is my favorite. Great sound. The 60s had the best music, in my opinion.

Denise Stevens-Hatch May 22, 2019 - 4:33 pm

I attended a Class of 75 Reunion in 2015 in Niles, Michigan and went down memory lane as I walked the halls of Niles Senior High School. There in the NHS entranceway hallway, next to the Auditorium, was showcased one of your guitars behind a framed glass box, and a plaque of you, stating you were inducted into the Niles High School Wall of Fame! How cool was that! I have always enjoyed listening to and singing your many hit songs! Congratulations on getting your own show on SiriusXM!

Anthony Assalti July 14, 2019 - 6:44 pm

Hey Tommy, Great to heat your voice again. I played drums for you in the mid 70’s. Part of the time I played drums with you and the Shondells we toured with Jay and the Americans and the Four Seasons. We also played a lot of nightclubs and colleges. It was a great time in my life and I really had a blast touring with you and getting to know you.
Best of luck with the radio show. Your doing a great job.
Warm Regards,
Tony Assalti

Starr Joyce July 23, 2019 - 2:07 pm

Saw you on Long Island in the early 70’s and in Fayetteville, Georgia last month. Your voice is still fantastic and your show was phenomenal. I just finished reading your book, “Me, the Mob, and the Music. Very interesting book, and I look forward to the movie. Keep on rockin!!!

Scott McDonald August 21, 2019 - 10:44 am

My wife knows I listen to your show and she surprised me for my upcoming birthday with tickets to see you at the Minnesota State Fair next week. I Think We’re Alone Now is my favorite song of all time. Keep on Playin’.


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