Thomas David Roe was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 9, 1942 and after beginning to perform and write songs as a teenager, teamed up producer Felton Jarvis and manager Bill Lowrey, one of Atlanta’s top disc jockeys who had ventured into talent management and music publishing.
As Buddy Holly influenced Bobby Vee in Fargo, he did the same for Tommy Roe in Atlanta. In 1962 “Sheila” leaped to #1 on the Hit Parade, “Dizzy” would do the same in 1969. Additional gold record awards for Tommy Roe in 1963 with rocker “Everybody” and “Sweet Pea” in 1966. “Hooray for Hazel” would follow that same year. Among his two dozen hits during the 60’s was also another million seller, “Jam Up, Jelly Tight” in 1969.
Now a resident of Beverly Hills, California with his wife, actress Josette Banzet. In 1986, Tommy Roe was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and in 2010 the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.