Tom Hooker

Real Name:
Thomas Beecher Hooker
Profile:
Tom Hooker is an American singer, songwriter and photographer born in Connecticut on 18 November, 1957. After moving to Europe at an early age, he built his career in Italy as a solo artist and the voice of the Den Harrow project. Hooker moved back to the USA in 1994 and currently lives in Las Vegas.

Tom Hooker used a variant of his real name, Hooker Thomas Beecher, as alias for songwriting.
Please consider that alias plus the matching ANV for the cases, where the credit ends with 'Beecher'. Use this profile, if the credit ends with 'Hooker'.

His first single Flip Over released on Harmony in 1980 and in 1981 he participated in San Remo Festival with a song in Italian. In 1985 Hooker met the arrangers/producers Roberto Turatti and Miki Chieregato from the Den Harrow project (fronted by Stefano Zandri), for which Hooker wrote the lyrics to and sang Future Brain (and other songs the next three years). The same year Hooker was signed for Merak Music. With the success of Future Brain, Freddy Naggiar, Baby Records (2)’s owner bought his contract from Merak and released Den Harrow’s album and Hooker’s solo single Looking for Love. Hooker co-wrote and sang all the songs on Den Harrow’s second LP, as well as doing the demos for the third album (English singer Anthony James recorded the final versions). After the success of “Looking for Love”, Franco Donato released an unauthorized album under Hooker’s name, containing his three year old demos. These were recorded while Hooker was signed to Donato’s label Full Time Records.

Other works include:
- starring in Jocks in 1983, a movie with Russell Russell
- co-wroting U.S.S.R. for Eddy Huntington and Boom Boom, Let's Go Back To My Room for Paul Lekakis, both international hits
- co-writing and singing for Elastic Band, a group made up of Hooker and the Visnadi brothers

After moving back to the US in 1994, Hooker married and legally changed his name to Thomas Barbey in 1995, taking his mother’s maiden name. About 15 years later, after getting involved in a personal conflict with Stefano Zandri, Hooker announced in a 2010 video, with Den Harrow producer Chieregato sitting next to him, that he was the real singer of the Den Harrow project. Hooker and Chieregato have since worked together on several releases and projects, including the Den Harrow parody Tam Harrow.
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Albums

LPH 8053 Only One — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Only One (Album) Heaven Records (4) LPH 8053 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
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409 231 Bad Reputation — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Bad Reputation (Album) Baby Records (2), Baby Records (2) 409 231 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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590 139-2 Fighting For Our Love — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Fighting For Our Love (Album) Baby Records (2) 590 139-2 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
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HGNM1702 — Back In +ime — — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker — Back In +ime — (Album) Las Vegas Records (4) HGNM1702 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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LVR-CD 1503 No Time To Say Goodbye — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker No Time To Say Goodbye (Album) Las Vegas Records (4) LVR-CD 1503 US 2018 Sell This Version
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LVR-CD 1504 Together — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker & Tam Harrow Tom Hooker & Tam Harrow - Together (Album) Las Vegas Records (4) LVR-CD 1504 US 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

H 6062 Flip Over — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Flip Over Harmony H 6062 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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H 6085 I Want To Love — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker I Want To Love (Single) Harmony H 6085 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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H 6075 Toccami — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Toccami(7", Single) Harmony H 6075 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
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2056 999 Talk With Your Body — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Talk With Your Body (Maxi, Single) Full Time Records 2056 999 France 1982 Sell This Version
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JB 72 Talk With Your Body / Ride The Beam — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker / Selection Tom Hooker / Selection - Talk With Your Body / Ride The Beam(7", Jukebox) Full Time Records JB 72 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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FTM 31020 Dove Andiamo — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Dove Andiamo(7", Single) Full Time Records FTM 31020 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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549 066 Come Back Home — Tom Hooker Tom* Come Back Home (Maxi) Full Time Records 549 066 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
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SNS NP 8010 Give It To Me — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Give It To Me Sensation Records, Sensation Records SNS NP 8010 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
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FTM 31538 Indian Girl / Love Attack — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Indian Girl / Love Attack Full Time Records FTM 31538 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
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MKX 1268003 Real Men — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Real Men (Maxi, Single) Merak Music MKX 1268003 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
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FL 24107 Cry (Urban Remix) — Tom Hooker T.H.* Cry (Urban Remix)(12") For Sale FL 24107 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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PSMEM-008 Looking For Love — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Looking For Love (Maxi, Single) Baby Records (2) PSMEM-008 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
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JB 77 Help Me / Macho Man — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker / Andrea (4) Tom Hooker / Andrea (4) - Help Me / Macho Man Baby Records (2) JB 77 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
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HVR 0186 PD Only One — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Only One (Single) Heaven Records (4) HVR 0186 PD Italy 1986 Sell This Version
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885 564-7 Help Me — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Help Me (Maxi, Single) Baby Records (2) 885 564-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
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JB 72 Highway To Freedom / Looking For Love — Tom Hooker Fahrenheit 104 / Tom Hooker Fahrenheit 104 / Tom Hooker - Highway To Freedom / Looking For Love(7", Jukebox) Baby Records (2) JB 72 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
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BR 50374 Atlantis — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker Atlantis (Maxi) Baby Records (2) BR 50374 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
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611 601 No More Heaven — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker No More Heaven (Single, Maxi) Baby Records (2) 611 601 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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JB 82 Feeling Okay / May Day — Tom Hooker Tom Hooker / Eddy Huntington Tom Hooker / Eddy Huntington - Feeling Okay / May Day Baby Records (2), Esquire Records (3) JB 82 Italy 1988 Sell This Version