Dennis Tufano was the “Original Voice of The Buckinghams”, 2009 inductees into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. With Dennis’ vocals leading the way, the Chicago-based group scored with a string of Top Ten hits in the late-sixties including, the No. 1 “Kind Of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, “Susan” and “Back In Love Again”. In 1967 The Buckinghams were named "The Most Listened to Band in America" by Billboard Magazine.
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The “Signature Voice” of The Sixties Hit Makers “The Buckinghams”
Dennis Tufano was the “Original Voice of The Buckinghams”, 2009 inductees into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. With Dennis’ vocals leading the way, the Chicago-based group scored with a string of Top Ten hits in the late-sixties including , the No#1 “Kind Of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, “Susan” and “Back In Love Again”. In 1967 The Buckinghams were named "The Most Listened to Band in America" by Billboard Magazine.
Following up on his success with The Buckinghams, he formed the duo "Tufano and Giammarese" and recorded three albums on Ode Records (1971 to 1976).
In 1978, he wrote the music and performed with Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, on Taupin's album, "He Who Rides The Tiger ". He has also performed as guest vocalist and co-written with renowned composer and musician Tom Scott. With Scott as composer, Dennis performed the "original title/theme song" for the long running "Family Ties" television show.
In 1982, Dennis toured with Olivia Newton-John and was featured, with Olivia, on her HBO Special in two dramatically inspired duets.
In 1995 Dennis was invited once again to co-write, co-produce and perform with Bernie Taupin, Robin Le Mesurier and Jim Cregan on the Discovery Records CD "Farm Dogs, Last Stand In Open Country".
He is featured on the PBS music series “My Generation, the ‘60s”, and in the award winning DVD series by that name.
Currently, Dennis is starring in "I Remember Darin" a tip of the hat tribute to the songwriting / performing genius of the late Bobby Darin. Backed by a full orchestra under the music supervision of Michael Acosta, Grammy winner and former musical director of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dennis performs a stunning highly professional show. A healthy dose of Bobby Darin songs are always a part of a Dennis Tufano performance.
Of course, the mainstays of Dennis’s performance schedule are still the electrifying Classic Rock shows that he performs worldwide, singing all of his 60’s hits from The Buckinghams for music lovers everywhere.
“Hey Baby” Dennis will be “Playing Your Song” when he hits the stage at your event!
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