Tommy James and the Shondells May 18 in Wilkesboro

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Article Published: May. 10, 2012 | Modified: May. 19, 2012
Tommy James and the Shondells May 18 in Wilkesboro

Tommy James and the Shondells are coming to WIlkesboro for a May 18 performance at the Walker Center.

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The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present Tommy James and the Shondells on May 18 at 8 p.m.

The music of Tommy James is played continuously, everyday, in every country in the world and has been for more than a generation.

His songs are so ingrained in modern culture that it is difficult to go for more than a day or so without hearing one of them on the radio, TV or a film soundtrack.

To date, James has sold more than 100 million records and has been awarded 23 gold singles and nine gold and platinum albums. His hits include “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Crimson and Clover” and “Mony, Mony.”

As of 2010, more than 300 artists have recorded their own rendition of a James tune (among them Prince, R.E.M, Joan Jett, Tom Jones, Cher and Dolly Parton) or performed his songs in concert (including Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson and Broken Bells).

With his best-selling book “Me, The Mob and The Music,” published in February 2010, and an upcoming movie and play, the Walker Center feels it’s time to present Tommy James and the Shondells.

Audience members at this, the final performance of the Walker Center’s 2011-12 season, will be given an exclusive preview of what center has in store for next season. The Walker Center will begin season ticket renewals at the May 18 performance of Tommy James and the Shondells for those in the audience who wish to renew.

The season-ending show is sponsored by Wells Fargo. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at (336) 838-6260 or ( Wilkes Community College is located off N.C. 268 in Wilkesboro.

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