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    Classic '50s rock 'n' roll revival group founded in 1969
    Formed from 'the streets of New York' (more acurately began as a Columbia University a cappella group)
    Gained fame after performing at the 1969 Woodstock Festival (preceding Jimi Hendrix)
    Starred in their own syndicated TV variety show 'Sha Na Na' (1977-81)
    1977 TV show line-up:
    Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman - vocals
    Johnny Contardo - vocals
    Frederick 'Dennis' Greene - vocals
    Scott 'Santini' Powell - vocals
    Donald 'Donny' York - vocals
    'Dirty Dan' McBride - guitar
    Dave 'Chico' Ryan - bass
    John 'Jocko' Marcellino - drums
    'Screamin' Scott Simon - keyboards
    Lennie Baker - sax
    Performed in the 1978 movie 'Grease' (as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers)
    Remakes recorded include 'At the Hop,' 'In the Still of the Night,' 'Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Blue Moon,' 'Tears on My Pillow,' 'Sixteen Candles,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love,' 'A Teenager in Love,' 'Get a Job' and 'Goodnight Sweetheart'
    They were originally called The Kingsmen, but changed their name after the better known group hit it big with 'Louie, Louie.'
    They took their new name from a refrain in The Silhouettes classic song 'Get a Job,' not realizing the lyric went 'Sha-da-da-da,' not 'Sha-na-na-na.'
    They were by far the most 'out of place' performers at the Woodstock Festival, announcing, 'We've got just one thing to say to you fucking hippies..rock and roll is here to stay.'
    They've been through numerous line-up changes, including stints by Henry Gross and Vinnie Taylor, who died of a heroin overdose in 1974.
    Unofficial leader 'Bowzer' Bauman departed the group in 1983 to pursue a failed solo TV career.
    They originated nostalgic music revivals.
    They revitalized '50s music and had several bands emulate them.
    Their impact helped create the TV series 'Happy Days' and the Broadway musical turned movie 'Grease.'
    In the movie 'Grease,' the song 'Sandy,' sung by John Travolta, was written by band member Scott Simon.
    25 year member 'Chico' Ryan, who often skateboarded and yo-yoed on the TV show, died in 1998 at age 50.
    They are a fun group who doesn't take themselves too seriously.

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