How about a shout out for under-rated Tommy James whose unique sound and point of view (aided by The Shondells) is embedded in Boomers brains?

“Hanky Panky”  (One of the biggest hits of 1966)

 “I Think We’re Alone Now”

“Crystal Blue Persuasion”

“Crimson & Clover” 

“Mony Mony” 

James is 72-y/o, and busy working:  his shows sell out both nationally and internationally, he hosts a weekly show on Sirius/XM radio’s “The 60’s Channel,” he has a new album that drops next month, and he’s got a single out, “So Beautiful.”

Tommy James has had a wild ride, and he tells all in his hilarious, compelling, fascinating, and entertaining 2010 autobiography “Me, the Mob and the Music,” which is is being turned into a film. How James came up with the name Mony is worth both the price of the book and the time it takes to read it.