Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tony LeMans

Tony LeMans (born in Santa Monica, California) was an R&B\funk singer/songwriter who was associated with Prince and signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records.
In 1987, Tony released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #58 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
His only chart appearance, a cover version of Sly & the Family Stone's song "Higher Than High" peaked at #37 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The follow-up single from the album "Cookie Crumbles" failed to make any impact on the Billboard charts.

Sadly on June 24, 1992, Tony died in a traffic accident in Malibu, California. Before his death, he was about to begin work on his sophomore album. He wrote songs on Donny Osmond's comeback album and the Rolling Stones "Voodoo Longue" album.

Tony's manager called him "one of those acts that come around once in a lifetime."

To see a fan-made video for "Higher than High," go to:

[updated on 04\21\2016]

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