Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

This episode salutes an act that achieved a feat that such then-contemporary groups as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, and Four Seasons never matched. They were one of just two acts during the 1960s whose first seven 45s reached the top 10 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 singles chart. 

It’s a group that got a lot of help from some very talented collaborators, plus some of the leading rock and pop songwriters of the 1960s. One of the members had a famous father, and that contributed to the group’s success, relatively speaking.  That band also recorded the only rock and roll dance number named after a breakfast cereal. We’ll serve you a taste of that tune.

We’re talking about Gary Lewis & The Playboys. And our resident Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be talking with Gary Lewis – our special guest for this episode. It’s the complete hit singles history of Gary Lewis & The Playboys … and a whole lot more.