Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Tribute to Lennie Baker



A Tribute to Lennie Baker

It is with a very heavy heart that I dedicate this week’s Classic Nick rocks to our beloved Lennie Baker of Sha Na Na who peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 24th at South Shore Hospital at the age of 69.

Lennie was the best saxophone player to ever grace a stage but he was funny as well. As you watch these videos you will see his wonderful, and priceless, facial expressions that crack me up every time!

As I’ve said before I have never seen my Sha boys in concert, or have met any of them, they were a part of my childhood and now that I’ve rediscovered them as an adult I love them even more than I did when I was a little girl.

Goodbye our sweet Lennie, we love you and we miss you very much.


Leonard J. "Lennie" Baker, February 24, 2016


Lennie Baker, Sha Na Na Singer and Saxophone Player, Dies at 69


Lenny Baker Sha Na Na & Jimmy Jay 2013



Baby That Is Rock & Roll



Wild Weekend



Blue Moon


Be My Guest



Mr. Fussy Gives Lennie A Scolding



Rip Van Winkle



Whispering Bells


Baby Baby



Mr. Bass Man



Twilight Time



Lennie & Jocko At The Diner



Put Your Head On My Shoulder



Ding-a-Ling-a-Ling-Ding-Dong



Great Pretender



Lennie Baker and The Spellbinders



Lennie Wins At Cards



Devil Or Angel



Lennie Discusses Dieting Tips



To Chubby To Boogie



Sixteen Candles



Your Precious Love



Mr. Baseman (version 2)



What's Your Name?



Personality



Lovin’ Feeling



Blueberry Hill



Earth Angel



What Is A Sha Na Na



Daddy's Home



Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye



Blue Moon - Sha Na Na- Flip Wilson



Heartaches



Lennie Has Stage Fright



Lovers Never Say Goodbye



I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday



The MAGNIFICENT Ethel Merman



It’s In Her Kiss



In The Still Of The Night



You Make Me Wanna Shout



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Classic Nick Rocks



 John Waite – Missing You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkExjeUSCcQ


Eddie & the Cruisers – On The Dark Side



Belle Stars – Iko Iko



Cheech Marin – Born In East LA Song             



Deniece Williams – Let's Hear It for the Boy  




Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock 'n' Roll





Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Special Delivery – Wild Rides

Nickelodeon Takes A Roller-Coaster Ride
Ellensburg Daily Record – March 19, 1982

By Debra Morgenstern Katz
  
Passive viewing is on the way out at Nickelodeon, which wants kids to get involved with television. Their new program “Wild Rides” (March 28) searches for the greatest roller-coaster ride in America – and you are there.

Matt Dillon hosts the half-hour show, which uses a new camera mount to make viewers feel as if they’re in the seat of the ride; the combination of rock music and the noise of the ride itself combine to provide the closest actual experience.

The pilots for “Kids’ Writes,” another show designed to get children actively involved with TV, make encore appearances on March 24 and 26. A troupe of five performers act out the letters, poems, riddles, dreams, songs and compositions that children have sent in, without changing the words or characters. It’s the closest kids can come to writing their own TV show.



Part 1




Part 2




Part 3 – sorry, no sound on this one




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