In the history of music, there are plenty of one-hit wonders – but none like Tommy Tutone. In 1982, Tommy Tutone exploded onto the music scene with what is one of the best known songs in history. The song that sparked millions of prank calls is none other than ‘Jenny/867-5309’. Coming on the scene at the same time as MTV certainly didn’t hurt at all either, thus cementing him a place in the culture of the 80’s. The song’s stalker theme didn’t prevent most of the world from making it their theme song for years to come. It has been covered by Everclear, Foo Fighters, Motley Crue, Green Day, Bracket, Crease, and the Goo Goo Dolls.
The band was originally named Tommy & The Tutones, but so many people identified lead singer Tommy Heath as the face of the band, they called him Tommy Tutone, and the moniker stuck. His catalog of music breaches rock, pop, country, folk, and his new sound, which he likes to call – soul twang. He gathered the band again and started touring with his new sound, but never forgetting his legion of hard core fans in the process.