Photo of Sha Na Na 2011
photo by General Bob
 


SHA NA NA RETURNS TO BETHEL AFTER 50 YEARS

SHA NA NA is celebrating their 50th anniversary as well as the 50th anniversary of The WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL at the original site in BETHEL N.Y.

As part of the summer long concert series Sha Na Na will perform Sat. June 1st at Bethel Woods.

Rock & Roll doo-wop legends, SHA NA NA combined their love for the classics of rock & roll with a dynamic theatrical approach as fellow college students at Columbia University in New York. In 1969 they appeared just before Jimi Hendrix (who help get them the gig) at The Woodstock Festival in their eighth professional show.

The band rose to stardom with four seasons of their own worldwide television series, The Sha Na Na Na Show and their portrayal of Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the movie Grease (the highest grossing musical film of all-time). Sha Na Na performed six songs on the Grease soundtrack and the song “Sandy,” sung by John Travolta, was co-written by the band’s piano man Screamin’ Scott Simon.

Celebrate five decades of Rock & Roll:

  • Beginnings at Columbia University: Ivy League greasers

  • Appearance at WOODSTOCK

  • The SHA NA NA TV Series: 97 episodes

  • Guest stars in the movie GREASE

  • Still Rockin’ Around the Clock



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Sha Na Na Greaser High School Hop CD cover

Their latest release, "Sha Na Na Greaser High School Hop," features 25 signature songs perfect for an instant high school hop dance party.

"The Bop," "The Twist," "The Stroll," "The Hand Jive," "The Monkey," "The Jerk," "The Cha Cha" and even "The Hokey Pokey" are amongst the great dances of the ‘50s and ‘60s celebrated by Sha Na Na in this collection. Also included are songs they sang in Grease ("Sandy", "Rock & Roll is Here to Stay"), The Sha Na Na TV Show ("Rock & Roll Hall of Fame," "You Can’t Sit Down") and at Woodstock ("At The Hop").

Available at iTunes, and Amazon.com

 
     
 

Sha Na Na, as fellow college students at Columbia University in New York in 1969 combined their love for the classics of Rock & Roll with a dynamic theatrical approach. The fifties music legends appeared just before Jimi Hendrix 44 years ago this summer at The Woodstock Festival in their eighth professional gig, (of course the check bounced). They had four seasons of their own worldwide television series, “The Sha Na Na Show”, and are now set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the movie Grease in which they co-starred along with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.