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Tonio K

Steve Krikorian (April 15, 1949 - ) aka Tonio K was born in Palm Desert[?], California.

Krikorian is a singer/songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by Charlie Sexton[?], Bette Midler, Peter Case, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Vanessa Williams, Bonnie Raitt and others.

In 1973, Krikorian began his musical career by appearing as a member of the former Buddy Holly backing band the Crickets on their album "Remnants".

By 1978, Krikorian went solo, adopting the name of Tonio K, possibly a reference to the Thomas Mann novel Tonio Kröger, with Life In The Food Chain.


  • Remnants The Crickets, 1973 album
  • Life In The Food Chain, 1978 album
  • Amerika, 1980 album
  • La Bomba, 1982 album
  • Romeo Unchained, 1986 album
  • Notes From The Lost Civilization, 1988 album
  • Olé, 1997 album
  • Yugoslavia, 1999 album
  • 16 Tons of Monkeys, 2001 live album

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