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Happy Birthday Tommy James!

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

tommy-james-and-mary-anneTommy James, Maryanne, 2011

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite artists, Tommy James!

In honor of his birthday, I am directing you to a blog I wrote last year on my other blog page, “Maryanne’s Jukebox” which describes my first experience going to see Tommy James perform back in 2010, and at the end includes an article I wrote about him that was published in several Patches online.

I truly feel that seeing Tommy James perform “Crystal Blue Persuasion” live planted a seed in me becoming a Christian. One day I was sitting in my car and heard “Crystal Blue Persuasion” started breaking down in tears and at that moment rededicated my life to Jesus Christ. Then just a few years later, I found my home church.

(Interesting side note, today I found a Christian magazine that needs writers — such a coincidence on Tommy James birthday! I’ll let…

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  1. Thanks for posting about Tommy James. Hate to see a singer taken advantage of like Tommy was by Morris Levy. Choosing the right manager and/or record label is crucial for a singer. Getting hooked up with Levy was the worst thing, that could have happened to Tommy. He was a class act that got hooked up with the crooked Roulette label.

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