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


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?


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


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

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.

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Part 2

Part 3 – sorry, no sound on this one

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