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. In early February 2005, Snoop Dogg offered to pay for the funeral of Devin Brown (http://kcal9.com/localnews/localnewsla_story_039220921.html), as well as any rallies against the LAPD. 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. During the 2004 Christmas season, he was featured in a series of television commercials for T-Mobile, promoting the T-Mobile Sidekick, the company's version of the Danger Hiptop mobile phone and Internet device. In 1960, he married Nancy Sinatra and for a time they were the toast of Hollywood. A large number of Snoop Dogg's songs mention "the LBC." This is a reference to the city of Long Beach, the Long Beach Crips or Long Beach, California. 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. Some examples:.
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. Snoop Dogg is famous for using slang invented by fellow rapper E-40, much of which is simply derived by adding an "izz" or "izzle" sound to the word. 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". They have since reconciled. He was only fifteen when Colonel Tom Parker heard about him and signed him to RCA Records. He is seeking joint custody of their three children, Corde, Cordell, and Cori. Sands began playing the guitar at age seven and within a year had a job performing twice weekly on a local radio station. On 21 May 2004, Snoop Dogg filed for divorce from his wife Shante Broadus, citing irreconcilable differences.
While still young, he moved with his family to Shreveport, Louisiana.  (http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,11608,00.html?tnews). Born Thomas Adrian Sands into a musical family in Chicago, Illinois, his father was a pianist and his mother a big-band singer. One bodyguard was injured in the incident. Tommy Sands (born August 27, 1937 ) is an American pop music singer and actor. He was riding in a motorcade of five vehicles with seven armed bodyguards when three men in another car fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic handgun. On 11 April 2003, Snoop was unhurt after a drive-by shooting on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
Snoop Dogg's music features samples from earlier black artists and groups, including James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Parliament. Snoop Dogg's sound has been heavily influenced by funk, and R&B. Dre, and Nate Dogg, among others. Snoop Dogg has worked with Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder, B-Legit, Babyface, Bad Azz, Bizzy Bone, Mariah Carey, Bootsy Collins, The D.O.C., Daz Dillinger, Dr.
Later that year he released the album Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Bo$$, which featured the hit singles and videos "From Da Chuuuch to Da Palace" and "Beautiful," featuring guest vocals by the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams. In 2002, he announced that he was giving up drinking and drugs. He released an autobiography in 2001. He has since drawn back a bit from hardcore gangsta rap, performing with the hard rock Lollapalooza tour in 1997, and making several film appearances, in addition to producing and directing music videos for himself and other artists.
However, by the time Snoop's second album The Doggfather was released in November of 1996, both the furor and the popularity of gangsta rap had begun to fade, dragged down by the death of Snoop's friend Tupac Shakur and the racketeering indictment of Death Row co-founder Suge Knight. A short film about the trial called Murder Was The Case, and an accompanying soundtrack, were released in 1994. Gangsta rap became the center of arguments for censorship and labeling, with Snoop often used as an example of violent and misogynistic musicians. The singles "What's My Name" and "Gin and Juice" went to the top ten, and the album remained in the charts for several months, even as controversy raged over the murder trial and his violent and sexist lyrics.
The Doggystyle album was released in November of 1993 on Death Row Records, and became the first debut album ever to enter the charts at number one, helping to fuel the ascendance of West Coast "G Funk" rap. Snoop remained entangled in the legal battles around the case for three years. While recording his own debut album Doggystyle with Dre in August of 1993, Snoop Dogg was arrested in the shooting death of Phillip Woldermarian, a member of a rival gang who was later revealed to have had a secret obsession with Snoop (see stalking); he was eventually acquitted on both self defense grounds and because he allegedly drove the car while his bodyguard McKinley Lee fired the fatal shots (Lee was also acquitted on self defense grounds). Dre's debut solo album The Chronic.
Dre began collaborating with the young rapper, first on the theme song of the film Deep Cover, and then on Dr. Dr. Dre of N.W.A. He began making homemade rap tapes with his friend Warren G, who was a stepbrother of Dr.
Snoop Dogg was frequently in trouble with drugs and the law as a young man, in and out of jail for the three years after he graduated from high school. He has also been called "Big Snoop Dogg". The Snoop Dogg name was adopted when he signed for No Limit Records. His mother nicknamed him "Snoopy" as a child, and he took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg (later changed to Snoop Dogg) when he began recording.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus (born October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California) is a rap musician and actor. Murder Was The Case (1994) (video) as Himself. Half Baked (1998) as Scavenger Smoker. Caught Up (1998) as Kool Kitty Kat.
Ride (1998) as Mente. Documentry of Shawn (1998) as Shawns Retarded Friend Brianc. I Got the Hook Up (1998) as Bar Patron. Urban Menace (1999) as Preacher.
The Wrecking Crew (1999) as Dra-Man. Hot Boyz (1999) as C-Dawg. Tha Eastsidaz (2000) as Killa Pop. Baby Boy (2001) as Rodney.
Training Day (2001) as Blue. Bones (2001) as Jimmy Bones. The Wash (2001) as Dee Loc. Girls Gone Wild: Doggy Style (2002) as Himself.
Old School (2003) as Himself. Starsky & Hutch (2004) as Huggy Bear. Soul Plane (2004) as Pilot. Pharrell) (2004) #1 US, #10 UK.
"Drop It Like It's Hot" (feat. Pharrell) (2003) #6 US; #23 UK. "Beautiful" (feat. "From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" (2002) #27 UK.
"Still a G Thang" (1998) #19 US. "Tha Doggfather" (1998) #36 UK. JD) (1997) #21 UK. "We Just Wanna Party with You" (feat.
"Vapors" (1997) #18 UK. "Snoop's Upside Your Head" (1996) #12 UK. "Doggy Dogg World" (1994) #32 UK. "Gin and Juice" (1993) #8 US; #39 UK.
"What's My Name?" (1993) #8 US; #20 UK. 2004 R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece (Doggy Style Records). 2004 213 - The Hard Way (Doggy Style Records). 2002 Mafia Image (Doggy Style Records).
2002 Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Bo$$ (Doggy Style Records). 2002 Doggy Style Allstars: Welcome to Tha House (Doggy Style Records). 2000 Tha Last Meal (Priority Records). 2000 Dead Man Walkin' (No Limit Records).
1999 No Limit Top Dogg (No Limit Records). 1998 Da Game Is to Be Sold Not to Be Told (No Limit Records). 1996 Tha Doggfather (Death Row Records). 1993 Doggystyle (Death Row Records).
Dizzle = Himself (He would on his MTV show). Mr. Nizzle = nigga, perhaps an attempt at making it more palatable by altering it. Chuuuch = absolutely, emphatically, proper.
Fo' Shizzle = for sure, the real thing.