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Encyclopedia > Timmy T
Timmy T's second LP, "All For Love"
Timmy T's second LP, "All For Love"

Timmy T (born Timothy Torres in Fresno, California on September 21, 1967) is a Freestyle pop singer and musician popular in the late 80's and early 90's. He is best known for his 1991 Billboard #1 single "One More Try." He also had other memorable hits such as "Time After Time" and "What Will I Do." Image File history File links All_for_love. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, also called Latin Hip Hop in its early years, is a form of electronic music that is heavily influenced by Hispanic and African-American culture. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...


Timmy T started out in the 80's in small rap groups in Fresno, but felt that he would rather do dance music. He purchased a Moog synthesizer and a Roland TR-808 drum machine at a pawn shop, and recorded his first single, "Time After Time", in his garage. He delivered copies to a Fresno radio station and asked them to play his single. After the DJ played the song, there were many calls requesting who that was. The DJ recommended to Timmy T to take his record to radio stations in Los Angeles for more exposure. After Los Angeles pop station Power 106 played the record, Timmy got a record deal with Quality Records and released another single, "One More Try", which proved to be much more successful than his first single, climbing its way to the top of the Billboard charts. Bob Moog Dr Robert A. Moog (born May 23, 1934) is the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. ... Roland TR-808 Introduced in late 1980, the Roland TR-808 was one of the first programmable drum machines. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Power 106 is a large Hip-Hop radio station serving parts of the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area. ...


Although Freestyle music has been a mainstay of New York and Miami, Timmy T was one of the most successful Freestyle artists to come from California. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ...

Timmy T in his studio
Timmy T in his studio

He recorded his first album, "Time After Time", featuring the title track (his first single), "One More Try", and "What Will I Do." He followed up with "All For Love", which wasn't as successful as his first album. Image File history File links Timmy_today. ... Image File history File links Timmy_today. ...


Timmy T has toured all over the world and performed on various TV shows through the early 90's. Following a financially draining divorce and having to raise his children, Timmy fell out of the public eye. Nowadays, Timmy tours with other Freestyle acts such as The Cover Girls, Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, and others on the club circuit. His music still garners heavy rotation on Freestyle playlists. The Cover Girls were a New York City-based Latin freestyle pop trio, the brainchild of music promoter Sal Abbatiello. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


Timmy T is not related to fellow Freestyle singer Judy Torres. Judy Torres, often referred to as the Queen of Freestyle, was, and still is, one of the most acclaimed and enduring freestyle music artists of all-time. ...


External links

  • Timmy T's Myspace
  • Timmy T on Yahoo Music

 
 

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