Tommy Sands

Tommy Sands (born August 27, 1937 ) is an American pop music singer and actor.

Born Thomas Adrian Sands into a musical family in Chicago, Illinois, his father was a pianist and his mother a big-band singer. While still young, he moved with his family to Shreveport, Louisiana. Sands began playing the guitar at age seven and within a year had a job performing twice weekly on a local radio station. He was only fifteen when Colonel Tom Parker heard about him and signed him to RCA Records. His initial recordings garnered little in the way of sales but in early 1957 he was given the opportunity to star in an episode of "Kraft Television Theatre". On the show, his song presentation of a tune called "Teenage Crush" went over big with the young audience and, released as a 45 rpm single by Capitol Records, it went to No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 music charts.

Sands' sudden fame brought an offer to sing at the Academy Awards show and his teen idol looks landed him a motion-picture contract to star in a 1958 musical drama called Sing, Boy, Sing. In 1960, he married Nancy Sinatra and for a time they were the toast of Hollywood. Sands performed in several films including Babes in Toyland in 1961 and The Longest Day in 1962 but both his singing and film career had faded by the 1970s.

He was divorced from Sinatra in 1965 and has a daughter, model Jessica Sands, born in 1977 from another relationship.


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He was divorced from Sinatra in 1965 and has a daughter, model Jessica Sands, born in 1977 from another relationship.
. Sands performed in several films including Babes in Toyland in 1961 and The Longest Day in 1962 but both his singing and film career had faded by the 1970s. Lombardo rejoined Slayer once again during the God Hates Us All tour and has remained there since. In 1960, he married Nancy Sinatra and for a time they were the toast of Hollywood. Shortly thereafter, he announced he had joined the Bay Area band Systematic. Sands' sudden fame brought an offer to sing at the Academy Awards show and his teen idol looks landed him a motion-picture contract to star in a 1958 musical drama called Sing, Boy, Sing. Bostaph claimed he had sustained an injury that would hinder his ability to play.

On the show, his song presentation of a tune called "Teenage Crush" went over big with the young audience and, released as a 45 rpm single by Capitol Records, it went to No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 music charts. Bostaph agreed and stayed in Slayer until 2001. His initial recordings garnered little in the way of sales but in early 1957 he was given the opportunity to star in an episode of "Kraft Television Theatre". Slayer asked Bostaph to return to the band. He was only fifteen when Colonel Tom Parker heard about him and signed him to RCA Records. Jon Dette left Slayer in 1997, because things did not work out with the rest of the band. Sands began playing the guitar at age seven and within a year had a job performing twice weekly on a local radio station. Bostaph left the band to join a project called "The Truth About Seafood"; he was replaced by Jon Dette.

While still young, he moved with his family to Shreveport, Louisiana. King recruited former Forbidden drummer Paul Bostaph who remained in the band until 1996. Born Thomas Adrian Sands into a musical family in Chicago, Illinois, his father was a pianist and his mother a big-band singer. Lombardo left the band again in 1992 (most believed for good) and formed a band called Grip Inc. Tommy Sands (born August 27, 1937 ) is an American pop music singer and actor. However, after the tour was over, Lombardo came back and asked to rejoin Slayer. Dave Lombardo left the band in 1986 briefly during the Reign in Blood tour and was replaced by Tony Scaglione of Whiplash.

While not suffering the catastrophic disasters that have befallen many of Spinal Tap's drummers, Slayer have seen their share of musicians behind the drum kit. In late 2003, Araya threatened to leave the band unless contractual obligations were met. The band received their first Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance" on January 8, 2002. The lawsuit was thrown out in 2001.

In 1996, a lawsuit was brought against the band by the parents of Elyse Pahler, who accused the band of encouraging their daughter's murderers through their lyrics. and others. Undisputed Attitude (1994) found Slayer reaffirming their love for hardcore punk, covering songs by Minor Threat, T.S.O.L., D.R.I. Many later critics have praised the album, however, as demonstrating Slayer's desire to grow musically and avoid repeating themselves.

South of Heaven disappointed some fans by slowing down the tempos a bit and adding touches like acoustic guitars. The powerful Reign In Blood, however, has been called an "undisputed masterpiece" and has been credited with "almost single-handedly inspired the entire death metal genre (at least on the American side of the Atlantic)" while never "crossing the line into self-parodic overkill."[1] (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:7wjqoa9abijb~T1)Kerrang! described Reign as "the heaviest album of all time". Slayer's first few album's are sometimes regarded as promising, but a little uneven. Moreover, Reign in Blood was the first of many albums to be produced by well-known and respected Def Jam Co-Founder, Rick Rubin.

Though Slayer never used the low "grunt" vocal style usually associated with death metal, their music — most notably on the albums Hell Awaits (1985) and Reign in Blood (1986) — can be regarded, musically, as proto-death metal and black metal. Their lyrics and album art content (such as violence, serial killers, warfare and Satan) have occasionally generated strong criticism. Slayer have found moderate success, and are known for their devoted cult following. Slayer were great fans of hardcore punk, and borrowed some of that music's emphasis on extremely fast tempos in many of their songs.

Slayer (along with Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth and others) are often credited with creating thrash metal, by speeding up the sound of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands like Iron Maiden and Venom. Lombardo has been in and out of the group several times, but the rest have remained constant. Slayer are an American heavy metal music group, founded in Huntington Park (not Huntington Beach), California in 1982 by Tom Araya (bass guitar, vocals), Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). Time: 1982—.

Status: Active. Country: United States. Genre: Thrash metal. Tony Scaglione - Drums.

Jon Dette - Drums. Paul Bostaph - Drums. Dave Lombardo - Drums. Jeff Hanneman - Guitars.

Kerry King - Guitars. Tom Araya - Bass, Vocals.

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