- Supported Donald Trump for President, an unpopular choice amongst the “entertainment elite”
- Reflective of his decision to support, campaign for and perform in inauguration events for President Richard Nixon in the midst of his success through the ‘60s and ‘70s
- This led to him losing record deals and opportunities while being treated like an outsider in Hollywood
- “Father of Bubblegum Pop” has had The Beatles open for him on multiple tours
- Sold millions of records including hits like “Sheila” and “Dizzy.”
Tommy Roe, never one to shy away from taking a stand, has gone public with his support of Donald Trump.
The Rock & Roll icon, known as the “King of Bubblegum Pop”, made his mark during the Johnson and Nixon eras with hits like “Sheila” and “Dizzy”. He toured Europe and the U.S. with The Beatles as his opening act in 1963 & ‘64.
Today, Tommy Roe is one of the few entertainers who has publicly declared his support for Donald Trump. As Roe said, “I supported Donald Trump for President because I believe he has the talent, and the courage, to get our country back on a positive track. The people of the United States deserve to be represented by a leader who believes we are an exceptional Nation. I am certain that President elect Donald Trump believes in the people of the United States and will use the power of his Presidency in their best interest.”
Taking a political stand is not new for Roe. In his recent autobiography From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown, he recounts the politics of the 1960s and ‘70s and how his decision to come out as a Republican, who supported Richard Nixon, and even played at Richard Nixon’s inauguration in January 1972, impacted his career. Roe tells how that decision led to losing record deals and being treated like an outsider, instead of a monumental and trailblazing artist who hosted The Beatles as an opening act and sold millions of records.
So, once again Tommy Roe is taking a stand, and not afraid to let others know about it.