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Season 7 Episode 32- Tommy Vann- Singer- "The Professionals", "The Echoes", and "The Admirals" Four Time inductee into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame

April 12, 2021 Tommy Vann Season 7 Episode 32
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Season 7 Episode 32- Tommy Vann- Singer- "The Professionals", "The Echoes", and "The Admirals" Four Time inductee into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame
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Season 7 Episode 32- Tommy Vann- Singer- "The Professionals", "The Echoes", and "The Admirals" Four Time inductee into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame
Apr 12, 2021 Season 7 Episode 32
Tommy Vann

NOW AVAILABLE ON FOWL PLAYERS RADIO!!! www.fowlplayersradio.com

Welcome Tommy Vann to Fowl Players Radio!! Tommy is a four time inductee into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame; once as himself, and as a member of his bands "The Echoes", "The Professionals", and "The Admirals". The nurse at the hospital where he was born said that he was born singing instead of crying! His first taste of showbiz came in 1948 when he was on "The Howdy Doody Show" in New York City (which featured a young Bob Keeshan as "Clarabell the Clown", who later became well know as "Captain Kangaroo"). In high school he formed his first band "The Pizzarinos" with Jerry Jeff Walker (known for writing "Mr. Bojangles" and others) and Larry Santos (writer of "Sherry" for the Four Seasons and commercial jingles "Folgers in your cup" and "All Aboard Amtrak"). After serving in the US Marine Corps, Tommy went on to have hit records with his bands throughout the 60's. He has so many great stories and he is writing a book which is yet untitled but should be out very soon. Listen as we hear about Tommy meeting Babe Ruth,  performing in commercials for Pepsi ("Feeling Free") and Clairol; meeting The Platters, The Drifters, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, and later performing with them, performing with James Brown, Frankie Valli, Lionel Hampton, and Smokey Robinson as well as the Four Tops (and an interesting incident in an elevator with the Temptations), and sharing a dressing room (as well as quite a few adult beverages) with Redd Foxx at Club Casino in Baltimore.

For more information about Tommy Vann and his music:
www.tommyvannproductions.com

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NOW AVAILABLE ON FOWL PLAYERS RADIO!!! www.fowlplayersradio.com

Welcome Tommy Vann to Fowl Players Radio!! Tommy is a four time inductee into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame; once as himself, and as a member of his bands "The Echoes", "The Professionals", and "The Admirals". The nurse at the hospital where he was born said that he was born singing instead of crying! His first taste of showbiz came in 1948 when he was on "The Howdy Doody Show" in New York City (which featured a young Bob Keeshan as "Clarabell the Clown", who later became well know as "Captain Kangaroo"). In high school he formed his first band "The Pizzarinos" with Jerry Jeff Walker (known for writing "Mr. Bojangles" and others) and Larry Santos (writer of "Sherry" for the Four Seasons and commercial jingles "Folgers in your cup" and "All Aboard Amtrak"). After serving in the US Marine Corps, Tommy went on to have hit records with his bands throughout the 60's. He has so many great stories and he is writing a book which is yet untitled but should be out very soon. Listen as we hear about Tommy meeting Babe Ruth,  performing in commercials for Pepsi ("Feeling Free") and Clairol; meeting The Platters, The Drifters, Sam Cooke, The Coasters, and later performing with them, performing with James Brown, Frankie Valli, Lionel Hampton, and Smokey Robinson as well as the Four Tops (and an interesting incident in an elevator with the Temptations), and sharing a dressing room (as well as quite a few adult beverages) with Redd Foxx at Club Casino in Baltimore.

For more information about Tommy Vann and his music:
www.tommyvannproductions.com

Subscribe for free at www.fowlplayersradio.com or listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocketcast, Deezer, Listen Notes, Player FM, Podcast Index, Overcast, Castro, Cast Box, or Podfriend

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!!

The Fowl Players of Perryville are now booking Murder Mystery Shows for the late summer and fall of 2021! Indoor or outdoor venues, trains, boats, office parties, fundraisers, or just for the heck of it!
443-600-0446
www.fowlplayersofperryville.com
fowlplayersperryville@yahoo.com