Chanteur US Rock 'n' Roll US né Thomas Wayne Perkins le 22 Juillet 1940 à Batesville (Mississippi). Thomas Wayne est le frère du guitariste de Johnny Cash, Luther Perkins.  Il a débuté en 1958 chez Fernwood Records et obtint la même année une cinquième place dans les charts avec "Tragedy". Il a aussi enregistré chez Mercury, Capehart, Phillips International et Santo Records. Thomas Wayne est décédé le 15 Août 1971 dans un accident de voiture.

Born Thomas Wayne Perkins, 22 July 1940, Battsville, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 August 1971, Tennessee, USA. Wayne was a classic one-hit artist, the younger brother of Luther Perkins, the guitarist who developed and first played the trademark two-string guitar style behind Johnny Cash. Wayne attended Humes High School in Memphis, where a few years earlier the young Elvis Presley had come and gone with little fanfare. There Wayne formed a group called the De-Lons, which was recorded by Scotty Moore, guitarist for Presley, for the Fernwood Records label, which Moore co-owned. That first single did nothing, but Wayne’s second single for Fernwood, a weepy ballad titled ‘Tragedy’, made it to number 5 in the US national chart. The song had renewed life in 1961 as a hit for the Fleetwoods. Wayne recorded for other labels but was unable to follow that hit, although Presley recorded a song he had written, ‘The Girl Next Door Went A Walking’, in 1960. Wayne eventually moved into production work, but his life was tragically cut short when he was killed in a car collision near Memphis in 1971.

Talents : Vocal

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT DONE IT (1958)

SATURDAY DATE (1958)

Scandalizing My Name (1959)

Gonna Be Waiting (1959)

Girl Next Door (1960)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1958 SP FERNWOOD 45-106 (US) . You're The One That Done It / This Time
03/1958 SP MERCURY 71287x45 (US) . You're The One That Done It / This Time
10/1958 SP FERNWOOD 45-109 (US) . Thomas WAYNE With The DELONS - Saturday Date / Tragedy
04/1959 SP FERNWOOD 45-111 (US) . Thomas WAYNE With The DELONS - Scandalizing My Name / Eternally
05/1959 SP MERCURY 71454x45 (US) . You're The One That Done It / This Time
05/1959 SP FERNWOOD 45-113 (US) . Thomas WAYNE With The DELONS - Gonna Be Waiting / Just Beyond
03/1960 SP FERNWOOD 45-120 (US) . Guilty Of Love / Pancho Villa
05/1960 SP FERNWOOD 45-122 (US) . Girl Next Door / Because Of You
03/1961 SP FERNWOOD 45-128 (US) . Tragedy / No More, No More
05/1961 SP CAPEHART 5009 (US) . Tragedy / No More, No More
05/1962 SP PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3577 (US) . I've Got It Made / The Quiet Look
01/1964 SP OLDIES 45 OL 76 (US) .

Tragedy / You're Gonna Be Waiting

03/1964 SP SANTO 9053 (US) . Stop The River / Eight Wonder Of The World
1964 ? SP SANTO 9057 (US) .

T. Wayne - Tragedy / You're Gonna Be Waiting

11/1965 SP RACER 3131 (US) .

Don't Come Runnin' / Kiss Away

1969 SP CHALET CHR 1054 (US) .

No One / You're Tearing Down My Mind

09/1969 SP CHALET CHR 1059 (US) .

Laura / Little Girl World

1969 SP ERIC 160 (US) .

Tragedy / You're Gonna Be Waiting

1973 SP ORIGINAL GOLD OR 503 (US) .

Tragedy / Little Girl World

1975 SP STARDAY GG 803 (US) .

Tragedy / Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got)

197? SP TRIP TR-49 (US) . Tragedy (Thomas WAYNE) / My True Love (Jack SCOTT)
1982 ? SP COLLECTABLES COL 3035 (US) .

Tragedy (Thomas WAYNE) / You Were Mine (FIREFLIES)

2007 CD FERNWOOD ? (US) Tragedy












Unissued Track

1962

PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL unissued - (Castle Pulse CD 344 (#47) / Charly CD 8277 (#23) / Disky CD 5201 (#24) / Lotus CD [RR1] (#7) / Lotus CD [1] (#13))

Tragedy [alt. vers.]

Album

2007 CD Vinyl Vic ‎2225 (CAN)

Vinyl Vic Presents Thomas Wayne - You're The One That Done It / Girl Next Door / Tragedy / Gonna Be Waiting / This Time / Saturday Date / I've Got It Made / No More, No More / The Quiet Look / Because Of You / Eternally / Scandalizing My Name / Just Beyond / 8th Wonder Of The World / Stop The River

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