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Passing up 'pig farm' gig proves a bit embarrassing

By Bob Sigall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2013

~~<p>Tommy James and the Shondells, one of the top U.S. rock bands of the late 1960s, were performing in Hawaii in August 1969. It was the week that their hit &quot;Crystal Blue Persuasion&quot; reached the top of the charts.</p>
<p>&quot;We were in Hawaii when it went No. 1,&quot; James recalls, &quot;and I often think of Hawaii as I think of 'Crystal Blue Persuasion.'&quot;</p>
~~

Tommy James and the Shondells, one of the top U.S. rock bands of the late 1960s, were performing in Hawaii in August 1969. It was the week that their hit "Crystal Blue Persuasion" reached the top of the charts.

"We were in Hawaii when it went No. 1," James recalls, "and I often think of Hawaii as I think of 'Crystal Blue Persuasion.'" Login for more...



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