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Tommy Tutone is an American , known for its 1981 "867-5309/Jenny", which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though some people consider the band to be a , they did reach the Top 40 the year before with "Angel Say No".


History
and Jim Keller founded the band in 1978 along with bassist Terry Nails (Steve Jones, Ozzy Osbourne), with Heath acting as the lead vocalist and , also playing keyboards on occasion. Keller played and Terry Nails played and provided supporting vocals. Heath and Keller were the only constant members of Tommy Tutone during the band's heyday, and the lineup featured a rotating membership of and . Bassist Jon Lyons (original name Jonathan Lyons Terlep), who performed on "867-5309", replaced founding member Terry Nails, but was soon himself replaced by Greg Sutton, Pete Costello, and more recently Jimmy James. Mona Gnader, the bassist in 's The Waboritas band, played with the band as well. Original drummer Kenny Johnson (of 's band) was replaced by Mickey Shine (Clover and the first album), then Victor Carberry for the band's second album, and later Jerry Angel. of played percussion (and sang) on "867-5309/Jenny". John Cowsill Related Discography. From 2001 to 2010, the band consisted of Heath, James, Greg Georgeson (guitar), and Andy Gauthier (drums). By 2012, Tommy Heath had become a computer analyst and software engineer and moved to Portland, Oregon. In 2007, the band signed a recording contract with Spectra Records.

In 2017, with the addition of Steve Fister (Steppenwolf, ) on guitar, Jimmy James switched to drums and the band released the single "My Little Red Book".

Jim Keller went on to become the director of Philip Glass's publishing company, Dunvagen Music Publishers. He still performs in New York City.

In 2019, the band released their first studio album since 1998, Beautiful Ending.


Discography

Studio albums
1980Tommy Tutone 6882
1981Tommy Tutone 2
  • Release date: September 23, 1981
  • Label: Columbia/CBS Records
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1983
  • Release date: April 16, 1983
  • Label: Columbia/CBS Records
179
1996Nervous Love
  • Release date: January 22, 1996
  • Label: Appaloosa Records
  • Note: re-released in 2011 as A Long Time Ago
1998Tutone.rtf
  • Release date: July 28, 1998
  • Label: Secret Disc Records
2019Beautiful Ending
  • Release date: May 9, 2019
  • Label: One Music Group
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Singles
1980"Angel Say No"38 Tommy Tutone
1981"867-5309/Jenny"4122232
  • US: Gold
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1982"Which Man Are You""Which Man Are You" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
1983"Get Around Girl" National Emotion
2017"My Little Red Book" rowspan="3"
2018"Time Won't Let Me"
2018"When You Walk In the Room "
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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