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Tommy Hunt

Pittsburgh-born Tommy Hunt’s recording career began at age 20, when he cut his first singles with the Five Echoes, in 1953.  It was 5 years later when he made his greatest mark as a member of the Flamingos with their world wide hit, "I Only Have Eyes For You" --  Leaving the Flamingos in 1962 – to go solo Tommy had several R & B hits in the 60’s making him a regular at The Apollo Theatre in New York alongside such greats as Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Berry, &  Sam and Dave, but to name a few. (To the best of his knowledge Tommy still remains the only person to have his photo framed twice in the Apollo foyer, both with the Flamingos and as a solo artist.) 

Several years later Tommy crossed the water and found success on the Northern Soul scene following an approach by Russ Winstanly and Mike Walker of Wigan Casino fame and released several hits on Spark, the first one a Roy Hamilton cover ‘Crackin’ Up’ followed by ‘Loving On The Losing Side’. In 1982/83 we saw him win the Male Vocalist of the Year, presented by the Club Mirror Award.

More recently he has found recognition in the form of The Rhythm and Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for the Flamingos contribution to music, an award for the Flamingos from the Vocal Group Hall of Fame came in 2000, followed by the Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame in 2001 and his crowning glory came in 2001 when the Flamingos were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of America for their 30 year outstanding contribution to music

Tommy now resides in England, and although doesn’t take on the workload he once did, but he still performs around the world as a special guest with the Flamingos and as a solo artist singing the songs he loves. He still brings the audience to their feet with his dynamic voice and impressive Tommy Hunt style

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