Sha Na Na Singer Dies

Feb 29, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A longtime member of the doo-wop revival band Sha Na Na, who appeared in the hit 1978 movie “Grease” and who sang lead on the group’s “Blue Moon,” has died.

The AP reports that Lennie Baker died Wednesday at a hospital in Weymouth, Mass. He had reportedly been hospitalized for an infection.

Baker “spent 30 years touring with Sha Na Na as a vocalist and saxophone player,” the story reports. “He performed ‘Blue Moon’ at Carnegie Hall and around the world and often said it was his favorite tune. With his health failing, he left the group in 2000 and was living in an assisted-care facility for the past two years.”

Sha Na Na member Dennis Greene died in September, the story notes.

Here’s a clip of “Blue Moon” …

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  1. Sad day for those of us who remember Sha Na Na at Woodstock, before they were commercialized on TV. When first coming out, they brought a raunchy version of the 50’s – incorporating motorcycle gangs, do wop and vulgarity. It was incredibly original at the time, compared with the pop music that was popular in the late 60’s.

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