The show featured the group performing hits from the s and s, 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 s 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 " 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 Philip Roth [ citation needed ] 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 Sales Seasons 2 to 4 ; Michael Sklar Season 2 ; and Karen Hartman Season 4.
Every member was featured with a solo vocal spot during the course of the series. Each was introduced only by his nickname or his first name in a voice-over by Myers at the beginning of each show.
The group appear as themselves in the documentaries Woodstock and Festival Express Sha Na Na also appeared in the film Grease an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name as a s band called Johnny Casino and the Gamblers. Vinnie Taylor — born Chris Donald , who replaced Larry Packer as the lead guitarist in , died of a drug overdose in Escaped child killer Elmer Edward Solly assumed Taylor's identity and performed as him, though not with Sha Na Na, which eventually led to his discovery and capture.
Bass player Dave "Chico" Ryan died in He succumbed to prostate cancer on October 8, Founding member Robert Leonard is a professor of linguistics at Hofstra University. He had an appearance as a qualified expert in linguistics for the murder case of Charlene Hummert in the episode "A Tight Leash" of the TV medical detectives series Forensic Files in ,   as well as for the Tennessee "Facebook Murders" on the Investigation Discovery crime show Too Pretty to Live in The group's first guitarist, Henry Gross , became a solo performer.
He scored a hit single, " Shannon ", in Alan Cooper , the lead singer in the group's performance of " At the Hop " in the Woodstock film, went on to pursue an academic career. Jon "Bowzer" Bauman replaced Alan Cooper and became a recognizable member of the group as he taunted audiences while he flexed his muscles, burped and spat in the direction of the bass player.
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