Tommy Roland Shaw is a famous American guitarist, songwriter, performer, and singer. He is renowned as the guitarist and frontman for the rock band “Styx” who discovered him while he played music at a bowling alley.
In addition to this rock band, he also played with various other groups like Shaw Blades, Damn Yankees, and released various solo albums. Tommy Shaw has involved in several rock compilations as well as tribute albums like “Queen,” where he had sung the song “Spread Your Wings.” This song gained a lot of popularity from viewers and gave him instant recognition.
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Early Life & Biography
Tommy was born in Montgomery, US. He had an interest in music from his childhood days. He played with several local rock bands in his teenage years. After attending Robert E. Lee High School, he left his town Montgomery. He joined “The Smoke Ring.” He later joined “MSFunk,” which was a Chicago-administered outfit. He played music for three significant years. During the two-week club gig that was organized in Chicago, he got noticed by one of the members of Styx.
In 1975, Tommy Shaw Cuppy Enders got married to each other in Michigan. He was only 21 years at that time. However, things didn’t go right for the couple, and they took a divorce in 1977. In the period between 1979 and 1981, Tommy dated a popular actress Linda Blair. He married actress Pamela Donnelly in 1986. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Hannah in 1987. Unfortunately, they both decided to separate and filed for divorce in December 1993. Later in December 2000, Tommy married Jeanne Mason. Their home was shown on “Flipping Out” season 5 as Jeff Lewis’s re-modeled rental property.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on September 11 1953, Tommy Shaw is 67 years old as of today’s date 8th October 2020. His height is 5 ft 10 inches tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
The music career of Tommy began in true sense in December 1975, when he joined the famous rock band Styx. That was the time when his first album named Styx, Crystal Ball, was released. The album came in 1976 with his own composition and a few other songs that included “Shooz” and “Mademoiselle.” Following the success, Tommy came up with another release in 1977 as The Grand Illusion. It became a super-duper hit album that brought him into the limelight.
The eighth album of Styx as “Pieces of Eight” brought him a lot of publicity. He was appreciated for his brilliant songwriting talent. Tommy also gave his rock-oriented contributions in “Blue Collar Man,” and “Renegade” was the only big hit from the release that was ranked on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart on the 16th and 21st position respectively.
Both these songs became the popular rock-radio staples and favorites of the perennial Styx concert of the 1970s. Next came the song “Sing for the Day” that was sung by him itself. It was a moderate hit that ranked on 41st position on the Billboard charts. The release of this song made Shaw the singer, as well as the of all three singles from the album.
The period from the 1980s was not favorable for Tommy as it saw the decline of the Styx band. Between the 1980s to 1990s, Shaw released his three solo albums as Girls with Guns in 1984, What If in 1985, and Ambition in 1987. All three songs ranked in the top 30 hits of the year. The solo band of Tommy opened music concerts for “The Kinks” (1984) and for “Rush” from 1987 to 1988.
He later recorded his fourth solo musical record in the year 1998 as “Seven Deadly Zens.” Along with it, Tommy also worked with various acclaimed artists on a Pink Floyd’s as The Wall tribute album. This musical album titled “Back Against the Wall.” He even worked on a few more albums as Spin the Bottle, where he sang the song “Love Gun,” and KISS tribute. In an album named “the Queen tribute,” Tommy sang the song “Spread Your Wings.”
Presently, he leads Styx band long with the only remaining member of the Styx band James “JY” Young. In 1996, the Styx band released the “Live” album as Return to Paradise.
Awards & Achievements
He has not achieved any award to date.
Net Worth & Salary of Tommy Shaw in 2020
Tommy Shaw is a recognized guitarist based in America. As of October 2020,he has a net worth of $20 million. From major sources, it has been found that he has earned huge money by working for the famous rock band Styx. He also got associated with another brilliant rock band group, the Shaw Blades, and Damn Yankees and released many solo albums.
Tommy Shaw is popularly known for his incredible solo musical performances and his songwriting talent. His association with the Styx band skyrocketed his career. Till today, people are swayed by listening to his power-packed music albums.