Tommy James And The Shondells – Hanky Panky: Roulette 4686

Tommy James And The Shondells - Hanky Panky
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Tracks on Roulette 4686

Format: 7" vinyl
Country: US
Label: Roulette 4686
Released: 1965
UK Charts: 38
US Billboard: 1
SWE (Tio i Topp): 3
SWE (Kvällstoppen): 7
Other releases: Snap 102-A, Roulette RL 23.002, Roulette DV 14597


Released already in 1963 on Snap 102-A.

Hanky Panky, was an obscure single recorded already in 1963 by Tommy and his high school rock group The Shondells, in his hometown Niles, Michigan.

In 1965, suddenly out of nowhere, it became a #1 record in Pittsburgh, PA. Tommy was tracked down and urged to come to Pittsburgh to perform and do interviews.

Unable to put the original band back together, Tommy went alone and chose a Pittsburgh group playing clubs as "The Raconteurs" to be the Shondells.

Two weeks later, Tommy and the new group signed a recording contract in New York with Roulette Records… and the rest is history!

Record sleeve is German release

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