Gary Lewis and The Playboys - (October 04, 2019)
Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm
Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$24.95 -$29.95 -$34.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95 -$42.95 -$47.95 -$52.95 (plus tax & fees)
This concert will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center
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Gary Lewis was about as close to being an "overnight success" in the recording field as anyone can get.
Andjust 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
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
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