Saturday, May 9, 2009

Timmy T.

Timmy T. (born Timmy Torres on September 21, 1967 in Fresno, California) is a Freestyle/dance performer and musician from the early 90s.

He started his music career in the 80s in small rap groups in his hometown of Fresno, but decided to switch to dance music.

Timmy bought a Moog synthesizer and a Roland TR-808 drum machine at a pawn shop and recorded his very first single "Time After Time" in his garage. He delivered copies of the single to a Fresno radio station, asking to play his single. After a DJ played his song, there were many requests about who sang the song.

After Los Angeles radio station Power 106 played Timmy's song, it started getting plenty of airplay throughout the country.
Timmy signed to Quality Records and "Time After Time" peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart in 1990.

In the same year, Timmy released his debut album, "Time After Time" which peaked at #46 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Timmy's second single, "What Will I Do" peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #35 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Timmy's second single, "One More Try" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a week in March of 1991, becoming his biggest hit to date. It also peaked at #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
The last single from the album, "Over and Over" was moderately successful, peaking at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1992, Timmy released his sophomore album "All For Love" which flopped. Throughout the early 90s, he toured all over the world and performed on various television shows.

Timmy faded out of the public eye so he could focus on raising his family. These days, he continues to tour around the country and frequently performs at Freestyle concerts.

To see the music video for "One More Try," go to:

To see the music video for "Time After Time," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "What Will I Do," go to:

To see the music video for "Over and Over," go to:

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