Brush the dust off your shag shoes, pack up your beach chairs and bring the entire family to The Tams on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Amphitheater.
The Tams were formed in Atlanta, GA in 1962. In the beginning, they sang and danced as a way of having fun and to escape their circumstances, hoping to make at least a little money.The group began performing in local night spots for $1.25 each.These small wages only allowed for them to purchase matching Tam O’shanter hats to wear while on stage.From this trademark, the legendary Tams name was born.
The Tams performance at the Richmond Beach Music Festival.
The Tams hard work, patience and perseverance eventually paid off when they were signed to Arlen records and had their first Billboard hit in 1962, the single “Untie Me”, which was number 12 on the R&B chart.In 1963, ABC Records signed them and their first album produced a Top Ten hit, “What Kind of Fool”.They began playing throughout the country and a string of hits followed.These included “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Hey Girl”.Since then, they have released over 15 albums and been honored with one Platinum and two Gold records.