Tony Harnell (born 18 September 1962 in San Diego, California, USA) is an American rock singer, best known for his work with the Norwegian hard rock band TNT.
As a vocalist, songwriter and producer, Tony has led a career as a recording and touring artist since the mid 80's. He has sold close to two million albums worldwide and is more active than ever as he goes forward as a solo artist.
The stock response of Tony Harnell when asked questions about his youth is that he was born in "San Diego in the 60s." Such brevity belies the fact that before he ever thought of being a professional singer, he had another career entirely. Once upon a time, in that muggy warm weather that San Diego is famous for, a young teenaged Tony Harnell was a professional skateboarder. Add to that fact that he was an avid surfer, the mere concept that this archetypical California boy would someday be a New Yorker, a professional entertainer, and with strong ties to Norway, the sparsely populated country near the arctic circle, seems almost implausible.
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