Musician, born 1953
. Started the band Blessings
with ABC Records
and included Jeff Porcaro
and David Hungate
on in Toto
). Blessings never recorded a record, but while at the studio, Tony
met Ritchie Blackmore
. Ritchie recruited Tony to Rainbow
as their keyboard
player. He didn't stay with Rainbow for long though, and it is still debated
whether or not he was playing on the Rising
After Rainbow, he moved to Germany in 1978. He started to write and
record songs, and several solo albums were released. For contractual reasons,
Tony created an alter ego; one man band Planet P Project. The first album -
Planet P - was released in 1983, and the second - Pink World - in 1984.
At the same time Tony released the solo album Some Tough City, which had a
couple of hits and a tour following it. The following years say several solo
records and different record companies. Tony teamed up two friends from
Blessings, and they started their own label in 1999. That label has started to
release previously unreleased material from Tony's career. In 2001, a new
Planet P Project album is to be released.
Check Planet P Project for more.