Tommy James

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 17, 2009

What can you tell me about 1960s singer Tommy James?
Wallace Sherry, Indiana, Pa.

James, 62, lives in New Jersey and performs about 25 concerts a year. He is preparing for the release of his autobiography Me, The Mob and The Music, which reveals the ’60s ties of Roulette Records to the Genovese crime family. "I wanted to do it for a long time, but was, frankly, uncomfortable talking about all of it," says the man behind such hits as "Crimson and Clover," "Hanky Panky," "Mony Mony" and "I Think We’re Alone Now." He adds that there is a movie in the works with director Martin Scorsese, for which James has reunited with three original members of his band, the Shondells, to record soundtrack music.