Sha Na Na

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock and roll soundtrack rock n roll rock oldies doo wop woodstock 70s pop classic rock grease Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Spearheading the US rock ‘n’ roll revivalism that began in the late 60s, Sha Na Na evolved from the Columbia University vocal group the Columbia Kingsmen, formed by brothers George and Robert Leonard. Taking their new name from a line in the Silhouettes hit song ‘Get A Job’, the group’s repertoire was derived exclusively from the 50s, with a choreographed stage act that embraced a jiving contest for audience participants. Looking the anachronistic part - gold lame, brilliantine cockades, drainpiped hosiery et al - the line-up in their early years included vocalists Robert Leonard, Alan Cooper, Scott Powell, Johnny Contardo, Frederick ‘Denny’ Greene (11 January 1949, USA), Donny York and Richard ‘Ritchie’ Joffe; guitarists Chris Donald aka Vinnie Taylor (d. 19 April 1974), Elliot Cahn and Henry Gross; pianists Joseph Witkin, Screamin’ Scott Simon and John ‘Bauzer’ Bauman (b. 14 September 1947, Queens, New...

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