* From a young age Tommy Sands always had an ear for music, he especially loved country music & at the age of seven Tommy Sands mother gave him his first guitar for Christmas.
* At the tender age of 8 years, Tommy Sands got a job performing at a radio station in Shreveport, Louisiana.
* In 1951 Tommy Sands moved with his mother to Houston. It was in the same year that he cut his first record.
* In 1952, Colonel Tom Parker, in his pre- Elvis days, signed Tommy Sands up with RCA Records, where he began recording songs.
* 1957 was a big year for Tommy Sands. He was given the lead in the TV show "The Singing Idol". The song "Teenage Crush", from the show went to number 3 on the Billboard Charts & Tommy Sands also performed at the 1957 Academy Awards. Tommy was even featured on the popular TV program "This Is Your Life".
* In 1958 Tommy Sands starred in his first two movies "Sing, Boy, Sing" & "Mardi Gras" with Pat Boone.
* In 1960 Tommy Sands married Nancy Sinatra & became the Son-In-Law of famous crooner Frank Sinatra.
* In the early 1960's more film roles followed for Tommy Sands, with the Disney classic "Babes in Toyland" (1961), the romantic comedy "Love In A Goldfish Bowl" (1961) & the war-time epic "The Longest Day" (1964), with John Wayne & Henry Fonda.
* When Tommy Sands & Nancy Sinatra divorced in 1965, Nancy's dad, the great Frank Sinatra, made sure that Tommy's singing career was now his own & would not get any assistance from him.
* Tommy Sands later moved to Hawaii. There he had his own nightclub & ran his own clothing business.
* In 1990 Tommy Sands returned to the stage where he sang in a Rock 'n' Roll festival in England.
* In 2000 Tommy Sands was featured in the TV special "Hollywood Rocks The Movies". The special was narrated by famous "Beatles" drummer Ringo Starr.