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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by cometazzi, Jun 26, 2021.
Seems like we've got no contemporary equivalent these days, or for some time now.
Hard to believe they preceded Jimi at Woodstock...
They were always great fun!
They still perform.
I know. Never could wrap my head around that. I grew up in the ‘70s, and Sha Na Na was not exactly the height of coolness.
I think they are a good act & I liked their 70s show.
Well, it was Jimi who was largely responsible for them even performing at Woodstock. He saw them performing at a small club in New York (or L.A, Can’t remember), and insisted they were added to the bill.
Except Bowser. We all wondered why he never got his own show.
"I don't care about Joan Baez / Sha Na Na can wear my fez"
One thing I think about from time to time:
In 1969 shanana was an oldies act, doing songs from 15 years before.
So we’re talking songs from 2006?
I know that great songs are timeless, so I’m just making an observation…
i play this one all the time. People recognize it from Grease but don't realize it is Sha Na Na. I saw these guys in 74 at the John Long Center.
My old friend Rob MacKenzie - an Aussie and good candidate for The Best Guitarist You Never Heard Of, a true genius in many ways - had that gig for years. I always wondered why an avant garde virtuoso like him would wind up playing in Sha Na Na, but it seemed to work out fine. They called him Rockin' Rob and he always was an amazing surf player: fifties rock? Close enough)
Not even Bowser. Totally not my thing. I never could fathom it. Of course, I didn’t want a Telecaster back then, either.
I think about that too. As a pup, I didn’t like ‘50s music, but I was into stuff from the ‘20s and ‘30s. Now, that would equate to “I’m not into music from 2000-2010, but I dig the ‘70s and ‘80s stuff.” And I don’t dig a lot of the ‘70s and ‘80s stuff. It’s all very confusing…
They were just a bit of a fun group doing older songs and acting like it was still the 50s. These tweed amps that we love so much came from the 50s, remember?
I don't know anyone who owned one of their albums.
Remember, not everything in life has to be serious!
The Grease soundtrack still holds up pretty well imho. They did a great job on Those Magic Changes
I think we listened to the woodstock lp before the film came around. We didn't know who most of the artists were, we just listened to the songs...
Let's go to the Hop..
At the Hop was a favourite.. as we grew up going to record hops/sock hops in local halls or at school lunch times... a good fun song....
I don't think the tv show sha na na was shown here either?....
I remember my grandmother reading the television schedule aloud and pronounced their show "Shay Nay Nay".
Not many rock groups can say they had a future Ivy League law professor -- and Hollywood exec -- in their lineup: In Memoriam: Professor Dennis Greene. "As vice president of production in the [Columbia Pictures] Features group, Greene spent the next five years at Columbia Pictures as an executive and then producer, where he worked with top creative talent, including those having several project or individual Oscar nominations or wins to date among them, such as Spike Lee, Linda Obst and John Singleton."