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Sha Na Na is an American rock and roll group. Announcing themselves as "from the streets of New York," and outfitted in gold lame,  leather jackets, and pompadore  hairdos, Sha Na Na performs a song and dance repertoire of classic fifties rock and roll, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music and 1950s New York street culture.

Sha Na Na hosted the Sha Na Na syndicated variety series that ran from 1977 to 1981. It was among the most watched programs in syndication during its run. The show was produced by Pierre Cossette and originally distributed by LBS Communications.

The show featured the group performing hits from the 1950s and 1960s, along with comedy skits. The "tough guys" road act from their original road shows was adapted for TV and the group moved to a comedy and self deprecating routine. The mainstay continued to be the '50s song and dance routines. The show opened in a typical "concert scene," and then moved through various street and ice cream parlor scenes where they and their guests performed several songs. That was followed by a comedy-oriented song (e.g. "Alley Oop", "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah") and closed with a slow song, again in their "concert format".

Among the supporting members featured in the series were Avery Schreiber, Kenneth Mars and Phillip Roth  (All of them in the first season); Pamela Myers and actress Jane Dulo (who played the crabby Lady in the Window, who watched over the street scenes from the window of her apartment with undisguised disdain) (Both throughout the show's run), June Gable and Soupy Dales (Seasons 2 to 4); Michael Sklar (Season 2); and Karen Hartman (Season 4).

Guests included: Jan & Dean, Fabian, Chubby Checker, the Ramones, Ethel Merman, Frank gorshin, Billy Crystal, Danny & the Juniors, and others. 

The members of Sha Na Na during the TV series were: Jon 'Bowzer Bauman',  (vocals),  Lennie Baker (sax), Johnny Contardo (vocals), Frederick 'Dennis' Greene (vocals), 'Dirty Dan' McBride (guitar) (left after third season), John 'Jocko' Marcellino (drums), Dave 'Chico' Ryan (bass), 'Screamin' Scott Simon' (piano), Scott 'Santini' Powell (vocals), Donald 'Donny' York (vocals). Each was introduced only by his nickname or his first name in a voice-over by Myers at the beginning of each show.

Sha Na Na appeared in Grease,   the movie, as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers.

 

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Lovers Never Say Goodbye ~ Sha Na Na

Save The Last Dance For Me ~ Sha Na Na

Jailhouse Rock ~ Sha Na Na

Unchained Melody ~ Sha Na NA

Heart And Soul ~ Sha Na Na

Whispering Bells ~ Sha Na Na

Come Go With Me ~ Sha Na Na

Johnny-Be-Good ~ Sha Na Na

Yakety Yak ~ Sha Na Na

Tell Laura I Love Her ~ Sha Na Na

Da Doo Run Run ~ Sha Na Na

Rock Around The Clock ~ Sha Na Na

Wild Weekend ~ Sha Na Na

Little Red Riding Hood ~ Sha Na Na

She's The Kind Of Girl You Can't Forget ~ Sha Na Na

Heartbreak Hotel ~ Sha Na Na

Chantilly Lace ~ Sha Na Na 

It's So Easy ~ Sha Na Na

 Why Do Fools Fall In Love ~ Sha Na Na

Sea Cruise ~ Sha Na Na

Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay ~ Sha Na Na

Pretty Little Angel Eyes ~ Sha Na Na

Little Darlin' ~ Sha Na Na

Hound Dog ~ Sha Na Na

His Latest Flame ~ Sha Na Na

Teenager In Love ~ Sha Na Na

A Lovers Question ~ Sha Na Na

16 Candles ~ Sha Na Na

Tears On My Pillow ~ Sha Na Na

Rama Lama Ding Dong ~ Sha Na Na

Great Balls Of Fire ~ Sha Na Na

Shake, Rattle And Roll ~ Sha Na Na

Runaround Sue ~ Sha Na Na

I Wonder Why ~ Sha Na Na

Get A Job ~ Sha Na Na

Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On ~ Sha Na Na

Blue Moon ~ Sha Na Na

Mr. Bass Man ~ Sha Na Na

Along Came Jones ~ Sha Na Na

Ronnie Spector & Sha Na Na

Connie Stevens & Sha Na Na

Del Shannon On Sha Na Na

Ghost Riders In The Sky ~ Sha Na Na

Camp Granada ~ Sha Na Na

The Monster Mash ~ Sha Na Na

Sha Na Na Tribute To Elvis

Rockin' Robin ~ Sha Na Na

Do You Love Me ~ Sha Na Na

Peppermint Twist ~ Sha Na Na

 

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