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#209 – Gary Lewis of the Playboys – Happy Together Tour

In the mid Sixties, the charts were dominated by bands from the British Invasion – the Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, the Rolling Stones.  Yet, a few artists from America were still able to break through – the Beach Boys & Motown artists for example.  Then, there was Gary Lewis & the Playboys, who became the first American band to have their first seven singles hit the Top 10.  In fact, in May of 1965 – Gary & band were the only act from America in the entire Top 10.

Once again Gary is back on the road as part of the Happy Together tour which is coming to a city near you.  Gary tells us the story behind his great hits like “This Diamond Ring,” “She’s Just My Style,” and “Everybody Loves a Clown.”  Plus, he talks about getting discovered at Disney World by producer “Snuff” Garrett, and playing Hulabaloo with his dad, singing a Beatles song.