Frontman in the band Tommy James and the Shondells, the group who performed "Hanky Panky" in 1966 and "Crimson and Clover" two years later.
He was a model before turning five years old. His first band, The Tornadoes, was formed in 1959.
Roulette Records never paid him millions of dollars in royalties.
He married a woman named Lynda.
George Harrison offered James some songs for his band, but he turned them down.