jueves, 13 de agosto de 2009

Rock 'n Roll is Here to Stay

Está muy bien mirar al pasado y hacerlo con esa especie de alegría casi insultante con que lo hacían y siguen haciendo Sha-Na-Na, una de las bandas más divertidas que recuerdo.
Rock 'n Roll is Here to Stay (1970-07-04) Canada

En 1948 nació Scott Powell, conocido como Tony Santini en la serie de TV. Ahora Scott "is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, and with partner Bill Stetson, founded Stetson Powell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, which has two locations in California. He provides such services as tennis elbow release, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and total shoulder replacement. He serves in many capacities in the medical field, including being active in the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Powell is Team Physician for the United States Soccer Federation Women’s National Team, and is on the medical staffs of both the U.S. Soccer National Team and the United States Olympic Committee, and on the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy. He is also Associate Clinical Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine."
Buddy Holly homenajeado por unos geniales Sha-Na-Na

Q. When did Sha Na Na get started?
A. Sha Na Na began as an a capella group called the Kingsmen on the campus of Columbia University in New York back in 1969. The group originally performed a variety of songs, but the music of the '50s proved to be so popular that the members decided to stick to the oldies and Sha Na Na was born.

Q. How many original members of Sha Na Na are still with the group?
A. You'll see a lot of familiar faces in Sha Na Na's current lineup, including Jocko Marcellino, Screamin' Scott Simon, and Donny York. They've been joined by several talented musicians including Reggie Battise, Buzz Campbell, Jim Waldbillig and Paulie Kimbarow.

Duke of earl, pura magia

Q. Sha Na Na Alumni - Where Are They Now??

A. As far as we know:

Lennie Baker retired at the beginning of "2000" and resides in his home state of Massachusetts on the Island of Martha's Vineyard with Tess, his Jack Russell Terrier.

Scott “Santini” Powell is now an orthopedic surgeon in the L.A. area.

Denny Greene studied law after leaving the group and has worked as a college professor around the country.

Johnny Contardo was working as a journalist in the L.A. area.

Rob Leonard is currently Professor of Linguistics and Swahili
(undoubtedly the only Swahili professor to have played at Woodstock!)
at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York.

Original bass singer Alan Cooper (singing At The Hop in the Woodstock film) went on to be a professor of theology at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Jon “Bowzer” Bauman lives with his family in the L.A. area and still tours as a solo act singing and hosting shows.

“Dirty Dan” Mc Bride is staying busy in Hollywood as an actor, voice-over artist, singer and guitarist. He maintains an active website. Also beware of Danny of Sha Na Na imposters. Danny McBride was the ONLY Danny ever to be part of Sha Na Na.

Original lead guitarist, Chris Donald a.k.a. “Vinnie Taylor” and bassist David “Chico” Ryan have passed away (1974 and 1998 respectively). Their great talent and energy have been missed. Sadly there is Vinnie imposter out there tainting the memory of our friend. There was only ONE Vinnie Taylor and he rocked!

Three of the early Sha Na Na guitarists attained some notoriety. Henry Gross wrote, sang and had a hit: Shannon, Elliot “Ronzoni” Randell played lead on Steely Dan’s Are You Reeling In The Years and Elliot “Gino” Cahn went on to manage the rock group Green Day.

At the hop, el famoso video de Woodstock

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