Cleveland may have it’s head up its a**, but New Jersey certainly knows how to appreciate and take care of their own.
Tommy James, long considered a major snub on behalf of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on May 7th. James was a part of the 2016 class which included notable names like actor Ray Liotta, TV host Kelly Ripa, musician Wyclef Jean, and others. James closed out the ceremony with “Mony Mony” and a packed stage.
“The simple fact is he is one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll voices of all time,” Stevie Van Zandt said of James, whom Van Zandt introduced to the crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. James moved to Clifton, New Jersey in the mid 1970s and has made the Garden State his home since, recently moving to nearby Cedar Grove in 2000.