And now, let's take a look back at Sha Na Na's first album:


Sha Na Na's first album was released by Buddah Records on the Kama Sutra label less than a year after the group was created on the campus of Columbia University.  The front cover featured the guys posed in front of the Fillmore East (one of the most influential concert halls of the late '60s and early '70s) and floating above the crowd at Woodstock.  The album design was very elaborate, with a gatefold cover and two inside pages that made Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay resemble a book. The inside front cover of the album contained mini-biographies of the performers, along with reprints of newspaper articles about the influence of Woodstock on the rock scene.  The inside back cover contained all of the words to each of the songs on the album and identified the lead singer, the original artist, and the year the song was released. Legendary disc jockey Alan Freed even did two intros on the album. 

    Buddah promoted this record heavily, and even took out a full-color ad on the front page of "Billboard" Magazine in November of 1969.  Two of the songs from this album -- "Remember Then" and "Lovers Never Say Goodbye" -- were even released on a 45 rpm record and sent to radio stations for FM airplay.  Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay was also available on cassette and 8-track.  This is the hardest of
Sha Na Na's  Kama Sutra records to find today, especially in good condition, so you can expect to pay between $15 and $25 -  if you can find it.  Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay was reissued in 1973 with a different cover.



Remember Then
Come Go With Me
Chantilly Lace
Little Darlin'
Long Tall Sally
Book of Love
Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay
Young Love
Teenager In Love
Little Girl of Mine
Heartbreak Hotel
Teen Angel
Lovers Never Say Goodbye