Mickey Thomas was born on December 3rd in Cairo, Georgia. Also born upon this date are rocker Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath and crooner Andy Williams.
Mickey Thomas was inspired to take part in music after seeing a Beatles performance in 1964. He traveled to Atlanta with long time childhood friends Charles Connell, Lewis Oliver, and Tommy.
Mickey sang all lead vocals in a band that was formed when he was just 15 years old.
Verran and Walter Wight, Thomas, Connell and Verran wound up in their first rock and roll band together. Ironically, Verran was the lead singer at the time. They split up to go to different colleges, but later reformed in the early 1970s along with friend Bud Thomas as "The Jets."
While singing lead for The Jets, in 1974, Thomas joined the Elvin Bishop Group as a harmony singer, and eventually made it to lead vocals. His best-
Mickey Thomas recorded a solo album, "As Long as You Love Me," in 1976.