Personalities | The Tams | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1957–69)

The Tams formed in Atlanta in 1957 and are still touring. They took their name from the tam-o’shanter bonnets they wore on-stage. Their vocal arrangements had a deft, light touch which won them their biggest US hit, 1963’s ‘What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am’, although they are best remembered for the 1968 anthem ‘Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy’. A 1971 reissue of ‘Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me’ was a UK No. 1.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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