Mark Burton

Staff member
Jun 27, 2020
London, UK
One question we often hear from fans at Pop Daze is “Whatever happened to XYZ band or artist?” Sometimes seemingly successful bands suddenly disappear or fade quietly away. Often members of a band go on to very successful solo careers, while others move forward to have success with other bands. In our quest for knowledge of everything pop culture, let’s explore a few of these missing-in-action bands from the 60’s.

Tommy James & The Shondells

When you think of 60’s bands, one that often comes to mind is Tommy James & The Shondells. They were a rock band, formed in Michigan in 1964. Surprisingly, they only had two No. 1 singles in the U.S., “Hanky Panky” (July 1966) and “Crimson and Clover” (February 1969). But they also charted twelve other Top 40 hits, including five in the Hot 100’s top ten: “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mirage,” “Mony Mony,” “Sweet Cherry Wine,” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion.”

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