Tommy Tucker

tc158

Tommy Tucker | Public domain | tc158

Robert Higginbotham (Tommy Tucker) was born on March 5, 1933 and died on January 22, 1982. He is best known for his song Hi heel Sneakers which was a huge international success. Follow ups did not sell as well and he left the music industry in the late 1960s, to become a real estate agent and journalist-campaigner for civil rights and equality issues. He died aged 48 at College Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, officially from inhaling carbon tetrachloride while refinishing the hardwood floors of his home.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s