Tommy James and The Shondells had a hit with “Crimson and Clover” in 1969. The group had a number one hit in 1966 with “Hanky Panky.” Then both “I Think We’re Alone Now” (1967) and “Mony Mony” (1967) made it to the top 10 of the record charts. All the time members of the group kept changing. The last big hit for the group was “Crystal Blue Persuasion” (1969). Then in 1970 Tommy James collapsed after a concert and was pronounced dead. He survived but that was the end of the group.
On the Billboard Hot 100 chart “Crimson and Clover” was the number one song for two weeks (Jan. 26 – Feb. 8). On the Cash Box chart it was on the top for just the week of Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 and the same week it was on the top of the Record World 100 Top Pops chart.
Tommy James has a show on Sirius XM, channel 6 every Sunday from 5 – 8 (eastern time).
I think this video was from “The Ed Sullivan Show.”