Spectra Records recently signed Tommy Tutone, notoriously known for the ditty, “867-5309 (Jenny),” which is receiving revived press due to two plumbing companies fighting over the right to use the phone number. I couldn’t have made this stuff up.
The Associated Press carried the story over the weekend, and it’s since been carried by NPR today and referenced by dozens of bloggers, including Brian Cormier, who displays the catchy video.
According to tutone.com, not just is a record being planned for release this summer, but the band is hitting the road with the so-called “Starship and Friends,” a glitzy rock show headlined by Starship’s Mickey Thomas, and featuring Survivor’s Jimi Jamison, Toto’s Bobby Kimball, Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron, and others. Click here for more information on booking Starship and Friends.
I bring this news up as I am importing my remaining CDs to iTunes. I bought some CD sleeves today. I intend to keep ~100 CDs (just the discs and liner notes, tossing the plastic jewel boxes) and sell the rest. Only question is what to keep…