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Sha Na Na

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Sha Na Na parlayed their straight-ahead ’50s rock and roll & move revivalism right into a successful touring profession, even if indeed they were not as popular on record because they were live. The group’s picture and style had been unabashedly anachronistic, because they protected ’50s pop and doo wop criteria, slicked their locks back the greaser style, and dressed up in flamboyant ’50s outfits. Sha Na Na produced at Columbia School in 1968 and quickly constructed a name for themselves with live shows, often on the Fillmore East, offering such theatrics being a dance competition for audience associates. The initial lineup contains vocalists Rob Leonard, Scott Powell, Johnny Contardo, Frederick “Denny” Greene, Richard “Ritchie” Joffe, and Don York, plus guitarists Chris Donald, Elliot Cahn, and Henry Gross, bassist Bruce Clarke, drummer John “Jocko” Marcellino, pianists “Screamin'” Scott Simon and John “Bowzer” Bauman, and previous Danny as well as the Juniors saxophonist Leonard Baker. Sha Na Na’s big break was included with a reserving on the Woodstock Celebration in 1969; they captured on with the general public and started a string of performances at rock and roll & roll locations and nightclubs. Gross still left for a single profession in 1970 and have scored a high Ten strike six years afterwards with “Shannon,” something his previous group was hardly ever able to perform; Sha Na Na was generally a live action playing on nostalgia and entertainment worth, which didn’t translate aswell on record. Regardless of inner problems including anxious breakdowns as well as the loss of life of member Vincent Taylor from a heroin overdose in 1974, the group peaked in reputation in the past due ’70s, hosting its syndicated tv program from 1977 to 1981 and showing up within the 1978 film Grease. Screamin’ Scott Simon co-wrote the music “Sandy” for the film; in the meantime, Jon “Bowzer” Bauman continuing his television profession, co-hosting a morning hours show in LA and guesting regularly on several video game displays. The group is constantly on the tour with many original people still up to speed.

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Full Name Sha Na Na
Music Songs Born to Hand Jive, Those Magic Changes, Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay, Blue Moon, Hound Dog, Remember Then, Tears on My Pillow, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Mr. Bass Man, Rama Lama Ding Dong, Romeo and Juliet, Don't You Just Know It, Boney Maroney, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Jailhouse Rock, Witch Doctor, Goodnight Sweetheart, Tell Laura I Love Her, Little Darlin, Alley Oop, Santa's on a Diet, The Rockin' Dreidel Song, Teen Angel, Yummy Yummy, Runaround Sue, The Vote Song, Earth Angel, Duke of Earl, I Want to Rock 'n' Roll for Christmas, Summertime Summertime, Lovers Never Say Goodbye, Walk Don't Run
Albums From the Streets of New York (Live), Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay, The Night Is Still Young, Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay, 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition, Greaser High School Hop, Whole Lotta Sha-Na-Na, One More Saturday Night, The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll, It's Christmas Time, Sha Na Na, Romeo & Juliet, Rockin' Christmas, Grease For Peace: The Best of Sha Na Na, Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party, The Best Of, Havin' an Oldies Party With Sha Na Na, 20 Greatests Hits, Halloween Oldies Party, Rama Lama Ding Dong, Rockin' Christmas (The Classic Christmas Collection), The Best..., Greatest Hits


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hobo with a Shotgun 2011 performer: "Love Can Hurt [CMI3082]" - as Sha Na Na
The Trainer 2010 Short performer: "Don't You Remember", "Blue 2", "Hold On Wait a Minute" - as Sha Na Na
Ghost Bird 2009 Documentary performer: "Surfin' Bird" - as Sha Na Na
Dorm Daze 2 2006 Video performer: "Where Do the Girls" - as Sha Na Na
Festival Express 2003 Documentary performer: "Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay" - as Sha Na Na
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rising Storm 1989 performer: "Rock 'n Roll Is Here to Stay"
Purple People Eater 1988 performer: "The Birds and the Bees"
Grunt! The Wrestling Movie 1985 performer: "Wrestling Tonight"
Sha Na Na 1980 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
Grease 1978 performer: "Blue Moon", "Rock 'N' Roll Is Here to Stay", "Those Magic Changes", "Hound Dog", "Born to Hand Jive", "Tears on My Pillow"
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Woodstock 1970 Documentary performer: "At the Hop"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Our Guests at Heartland
Grease 1978 Johnny Casino & The Gamblers

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
80th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2011 TV Movie Themselves
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Themselves
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Themselves
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters 1981 TV Series Themselves
Sha Na Na 1977-1980 TV Series Themselves
The Krofft Comedy Hour 1978 TV Movie Themselves
Alice Cooper & Friends 1977 TV Movie Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1977 TV Series Themselves
Super Night at the Super Bowl 1977 TV Movie Themselves
Van Dyke and Company 1976 TV Series Themselves
Rock Concert 1976 TV Series Themselves
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Themselves - Vocalists
In Session 1974 TV Series Themselves
In Concert 1973 TV Series Themselves
Flipside 1973 TV Series documentary Themselves
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Present the One-to-One Concert 1972 TV Movie Themselves
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Themselves
Dynamite Chicken 1971 Themselves
Flip 1970 TV Series Themselves
Woodstock 1970 Documentary Themselves (as Sha Na Na)

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