Steve M. Krikorian (July 4, 1950 - ) aka Tonio K was born in California's San Joaquin Valley. He is of Armenian descenthttp://home.earthlink.net/~mrmando/tonio_k/bio.htm.Krikorian is a singer/songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by Charlie Sexton,T-Bone Burnett,Kenny Wayne Shepperd, Bette Midler, Peter Case, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Al Green,Vanessa Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Alias and others.Krikorian and Alan Shapazian (rhythm guitar) formed a band called The Raik's Progress which recorded one single for Liberty Records, released in 1967. (A full-length album by the band was issued on Sundazed Records in 2003.) In the early 1970s, he appeared on two albums by Buddy Holly's former backing band the Crickets: "Remnants" (1973) and "Long Way from Lubbock" (1974). (In 2004 he reunited with the Crickets for one track on their Crickets and Their Buddies album, appearing as lead vocalist on the Holly classic "Not Fade Away.")In 1978, Krikorian went solo with Life in the Foodchain, adopt
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