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Jim Lewis

Kingtones – 1974 to 2008 was the Crazy George/Big Jim Era

“Big Jim” Lewis, lead vocalist since the mid-seventies.

“Big Jim” Lewis, lead vocalist since the mid-seventies.

Kingtones 1981 to 2008 was the Crazy George-Big Jim Era.

Kingtones 1981 to 2008 was the Crazy George-Big Jim Era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 to 2008 was the Crazy George/Big Jim Era.  During these years, the Kingtones   continued  perfecting  their  dance  beat  and  sound.   With   the   strong  drum beat  provided   by  Crazy  George  and   the  Elvis   like   vocals   sung   by  Big   Jim,  the Kingtones  continued  playing  night  clubs,  private  engagements, VFW  Halls  and Special Events.In 1990, the Kingtones played to a record crowd of over 300,000 people in WOOD Radio/Smith Industries “5th” of July Gala. In 1992, DISCoveries, a nationally renowned record collector’s magazine, published an exclusive 2 page article about the band. In 2003, WGVU-TV aired a documentary of the Kingtones. This program won the Aegis Award of Excellence in the Documentary Division. In 2006, the Kingtones received a “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Creston Memorial VFW Post 3023, in recognition of their outstanding support for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In November of 2007, the Kingtones played for their 50th Anniversary/Farewell Dance Party; Tickets for that event sold out in 7 hours. In June of 2010, the Kingtones were inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. They were the top vote getter of all the groups nominated. From left to Right: Bruce Snoap (keyboards); Crazy George (drums); Big Jim (lead singer); Phil Roberts (guitar); Jay Fortier (bass).

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"Big Jim” Lewis, lead vocalist since the mid-seventies.
"Big Jim” Lewis, lead vocalist since the mid-seventies.
Lead singer Jim Lewis and bass player Bill Van Ess playing an Elvis song, “All Shook Up.”
Lead singer Jim Lewis and bass player Bill Van Ess playing an Elvis song, “All Shook Up.”
WGVU Studio Pictures 2003 (L-R) Crazy George, Big Jim, Phil, Jay.
WGVU Studio Pictures 2003 (L-R) Crazy George, Big Jim, Phil, Jay.
WGVU Studio Pictures 2003
WGVU Studio Pictures 2003
Kingtones (L-R) Crazy George, Jay Fortier, Big Jim, Bruce, and Phil.
Kingtones (L-R) Crazy George, Jay Fortier, Big Jim, Bruce, and Phil.
For 50 years the Kingtones carried on the fifties tradition of band members dressing alike; it's become one of their trademarks.
For 50 years the Kingtones carried on the fifties tradition of band members dressing alike; it's become one of their trademarks.
Former Kingtones, Bob Major (left) and Mike King (right) congratulate Jim Lewis.
Former Kingtones, Bob Major (left) and Mike King (right) congratulate Jim Lewis.
Kingtones vocalist Big Jim (with the flames tie) takes a call.
Kingtones vocalist Big Jim (with the flames tie) takes a call.
Kingtones 1981 to 2008 was the Crazy George-Big Jim Era.
Kingtones 1981 to 2008 was the Crazy George-Big Jim Era.

 

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