July 15, 2009
It’s been 40 years since Sha Na Na first started rockin’ and rollin’ after they got their big break opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Woodstock Festival. The ’50s-style band went on to co-star in the film “Grease” as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Then they landed their own television show broadcast over NBC affiliates in Burbank and in worldwide syndication from 1977 to 1981. They will be celebrating their anniversary with two shows this week in Glendale.