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Tom Wilson Weinberg
(? - living) U.S.A.

Tom Wilson

Singer, songwriter

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Tom Wilson Weinberg is a singer and songwriter with a lifelong bent for musical theater. He has written words and music for the off-broadway shows Ten Percent Revue and Get Used To It!, two solo albums, All-American Boy, and Gay Name Game, and the Stonewall 25 Commemorative CD, Don't Mess With Mary.

Tom Wilson

His songs have been performed by cabaret singers and choruses and his work has appeared on several recordings by other artists, including the soundtrack of Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Feeding The Flame, an aids benefit compilation, Ron Romanovsky's Hopeful Romantic and The Twin Cities' Gay Men's Chorus CD, Sing Out.

Tom's first album, Gay Name Game (1979) occasioned the founding of Aboveground Records. Released on lp and cassette, it was among the first gay-themed albums and it found an audience around the country and around the world.

In 1982, Aboveground Records released All-American Boy on LP and cassette. These two early recordings appeared under the name Tom Wilson and consisted of original songs he had been playing in coffeehouses and bars, at gay pride rallies and on college campuses. With the composer singing lead vocals and the collaboration of first-class singers and instrumentalists, the production values were clean and simple.

Tom and his lover John Whyte were living in Minneapolis and Tom had dragged the original family name out of the closet to become Tom Wilson Weinberg. In 1984, Tom and John moved to Boston where John, a physician, went to work at Tufts New England Medical Center. Tom hooked up with Joey Brandon, an actor-singer, and they put together the musical show Ten Percent Revue. Having played successfully in Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco and numerous other cities, it was time to take the show into New York.

The show has continued to tour to this day, earning two Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards, three Golden Gull Awards (Provincetown), and the Bessie Smith Award For The Author (Boston). In recent years the show has been produced in Barcelona, Hawaii, Richmond, Houston, Buffalo, San Diego and Syracuse. In honor of Stonewall 25, celebrated in 1994, Aboveground Records released the CD Don't Mess With Mary.

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