Real Name: Thomas Beecher
Tom Hooker was one of the leading Italo Disco performer and producer. His work for Baby Records is sealed with the work for himself and for Eddy Huntington and Den Harrow, just to mention a few. His greatest hits are “Looking For Love”, “Feeling Okay”, “Atlantis”, “Real Man” etc.
He was born in the U.S. was brought to Europe when he was 6 months old. He lived in Milan, Dusseldorf and for the most part Geneva and Santa Barbara. He speaks fluent French, Italian and English. He started playing the drums at 10. His first band was at 13. His first concert as a drummer/singer was at 15. The first guy intorduced him at italo music was Gianni Naso. He was president of the Association Italiana of Disc Jockeys. He liked “Flip over” and he got signed in 1980 because of him, but he didn’t even know him. A cassette was sent to him through a publisher in Milan. He was in recording studios a lot as a drummer and produced his own record as a singer/songwiter.
“Looking for Love” was his first song as Tom Hooker with the Turatti/ Chieregato team. He had previously done “Future Brain” and a whole album for Den Harrow the previous year. “Looking for love” was huge in Italy because Claudio Cecchetto liked it. He had a very important TV show at that time.
Dimitrios Filippidis (Athens, Greece)
Edited by subgr1 on 18 May 2007, 07:03
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