Thomas Alden "Tommy" Page (born May 24, 1970 in Glen Ridge , New Jersey , † March 4, 2017 in East Stroudsburg , Pennsylvania ) was an American singer , pianist and songwriter . His best known hit is the song I'll Be Your Everything from 1990.
His parents are Fred and Miriam Page. Born in Glen Ridge (New Jersey) in 1970, he grew up in West Caldwell . There he graduated from James Caldwell High School in 1985 at the age of 15 . He later attended Stern's School in New York , from which he was given leave of absence in order to pursue his music career. He later returned to this to catch up on the two years of his studies and graduated in 1997.
To finance his studies, Page worked as a cloakroom attendant at Nell’s New York nightclub when he was 16 . The odd job gave him the opportunity to give the house DJ his demo tape in the hopes of getting a record deal. The DJ was so impressed with his singing that he used the demo as part of his club mix. The founder and chairman of Sire Records Seymour Stein soon heard the demo and gave him a record deal.
At the age of 18 he wrote the song The Shag , which is also the soundtrack of the film Shag and thus became his debut single. Both flopped. At the same time, his unsuccessful, self-titled debut album was released in November 1988, with the single A Shoulder to Cry On on the Billboard Hot 100 a minor success.
Page had his breakthrough with his 1990 hit I'll Be Your Everything , which appeared on the album Paintings in My Mind , and which featured members of New Kids on the Block . Page dedicated this album to his grandmother.
His third album From the Heart , which was designed based on the music of Wilson Phillips and on which Michael Bolton and Diane Warren also participated, could not continue the success. His subsequent albums and single releases also flopped.
Page had a guest appearance in the episode Tommy, the rock star of Full House . He subsequently sings on Stephanie Tanner's (played by Jodie Sweetin ) birthday and, to her dismay, spends the following day with her sister DJ (played by Candace Cameron Bure ).
Page died in March 2017 at the age of 46. He left behind three children and his life partner Charlie.
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChartsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
US166 (5 weeks)
First published: November 1988
|1990||Paintings in My Mind||
US38 (23 weeks)
First published: 1990
|1991||From the heart||
US192 (2 weeks)
First publication: 1991
- 1992: A Friend to Rely on
- 1994: Time
- 1996: Loving You
- 2000: Ten 'Til Midnight
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
|1989||A Shoulder to Cry On
US29 (20 weeks)
First published: February 1989
I'll Be Your Everything
Paintings in My Mind
UK53 (3 weeks)
First published: March 17, 1989
|When I Dream of You
Paintings in My Mind
US42 (10 weeks)
First published: May 1990
- 1988: The Shag
- 1988: Turning Me on
- 1988: I Think I'm in Love
- 1989: A Zillion Kisses
- 1990: Turn On the Radio
- 1990: You Make Christmas Feel Like Heaven
- 1991: Whenever You Close Your Eyes
- 1991: Under the Rainbow
- 1991: My Shining Star
- 1994: Tell the World
- 1995: Close Our Eyes (feat Tiffany )
- 2015: I Break Down 2015
- 1988: The Shag (soundtrack to the film Shag )
- 1989: Never Had It So Good (Soundtrack to the movie Cookie )
- 1990: Blue Nights (soundtrack to the film Dick Tracy )
- 1989: Stephanie (heard in the episode Tommy, the rock star of Full House )
- The Shag
- A zillion kisses
- A shoulder to cry on
- Turning Me On
- I'll be your everything
- Turn on the radio
- When I Dream of You
- Whenever You Close Your Eyes
- Madly in Love
- Under the rainbow
- Heaven in Your Eyes
- I'm Always Dreaming of You (feat. Sally Yeh )
- Places in My Heart
- The Best Part (feat. Amy Mastura )
- Missing You
- I Break Down 2015
- I'll Be Your Everything Videos (1990)
- Tommy Page: The Video Collection (2003)
- Thomas Page Obituary . Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- Hunt, Dennis. “Who Wants to Be Tied to New Kids? Not Singer / Songwriter Tommy Page ”, Los Angeles Times , May 20, 1990. Retrieved October 25, 2015.“ A native of tiny West Caldwell, NJ, Page was working as a coat-check boy in a New York dance club when he convinced the deejay to play his demo tape, which the dancers liked. "
- Remembering Tommy Page: Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to His Longtime Friend . In: Billboard , March 8, 2017.
- "Full House" Crushed . Archived from the original on March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- Voice Theater Acting Ensemble . Retrieved March 13, 2017: "Ron Morehead ... performed with Tommy Page in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat."
- 'I'll Be Your Everything' Singer Tommy Page Dead at 46 .
- Thomas Page Obituary .: "Tommy is survived by his loving husband Charlie and their three children."
- Chart sources: Singles
- Music Sales Awards: US
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Page, Thomas Alden (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American singer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 24, 1970|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Glen Ridge, New Jersey|
|DATE OF DEATH||4th March 2017|
|Place of death||East Stroudsburg|