TELEVISION:

Ed Sullivan
Shindig
Hullabaloo
EMMY Awards
Sally Jessy Raphael
Jerry Lewis Show
Tonight Show
Mike Douglas
Nashville Now
Wolfman Jack

MOVIES:

Swinging Summer
The Family Jewels
Out of Sight
My Boyfriends Back NBC
Movie of the Week
Rock-A-Bye Baby

CHART SINGLES:

This Diamond Ring
Count Me In
Save Your Heart For Me
Everybody Loves A Clown
She's Just My Style
Sure Gonna Miss Her
Green Grass
My Heart's Symphony
(You Don't Have To) Paint
Me A Picture
Where Will The Words Come From
The Loser (With A Broken Heart)
Girls In Love
Jill
Sealed With A Kiss
Time Stands Still
Little Miss Go Go
Way Way Out

 

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Aficionados of the '60s pop classics have cause to rejoice with the return of Gary Lewis & The Playboys.  

Gary Lewis was about as close to being an "overnight success" in the recording field as anyone can get. And - just because it happens so seldom - it is always a special thrill when show business lightning strikes twice in the same family. The comedy antics of Jerry Lewis skyrocketed him to fame when he was just barely out of his teens. No. 1 son Gary had achieved comparable success in the music field... also at a young and carefree age.

The son of a famous father - in any field - is often faced with serious problems in finding and maintaining his own identity. But when Gary Lewis and The Playboys auditioned for their first job at Disneyland, no one there knew Gary was anybody but a thin drummer. The entertainment director of the park merely liked what he saw and heard, and hired Gary and the boys on the spot - much to their surprise. The boys were enthusiastically accepted by the audiences from the very first night, and as the word spread it was not long before they were playing to a packed house every night.

It was the summer of 1964 when Gary Lewis and The Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garret. Before long, with the producer/arranger team of Garrett and Leon Russell behind them, they took their first single, This Diamond Ring straight to number one. After their second hit titled Count Me In went to number two, Gary and the band proved that they would be a continued success. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as Save Your Heart For Me, Everybody Loves A Clown, She's Just My Style, Sure Gonna Miss Her, and many more.

In 1965 Gary himself was Cash Box magazine's "Male Vocalist of the Year", winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He was the first and only artist during the 1960's to have his first seven releases reach Billboard magazine's Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart. Along with his appearances on various popular television shows including American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, and The Tonight Show. Gary accumulated an impressive five appearances within two years on the Ed Sullivan Show.

With the reoccurring interest in oldies music, Gary Lewis & The Playboys are one of the hottest acts around. Gary Lewis, along with the Playboys, continues to tour and entertain fans across the country and abroad.

 
   
 


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