Gary Lewis and the Playboys

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Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Gary Lewis and the Playboys be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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The Gary Lewis & the Playboys "line-up" for the recording of "This Diamond Ring...
-Gary Lewis (vocals, although heavily overdubbed)
-Carol Kaye (bass, one of the most prolific session players ever)
-Hal Blaine (drums)
-Leon Russell (keyboards)
-Also, let's not forget the song was penned by Al kooper!

All except Lewis have been members of "The Wrecking Crew"...it's amazing what "daddy's money" could buy back then...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 05.2.10 @ 20:52pm


Don't you know that they are Just My Style, don't you know they really drive me wild!!!


Don't you know that they are Just My Style, don't you know they really drive me wild......

Posted by joker on Wednesday, 06.23.10 @ 11:49am


Well, Daddy's money probably got the original group their gig at Disneyland, but Gary was discovered on his own. Although, I gotta say no to them. Unlike the Vogues, who will also never get in, Lewis' covers were absolutely dingy, flat renditions. The originals border on what I would call required listening for 60's pop. They do have some really good B-Sides like "Tina", "Time Stands Still", "Without A Word Of Warning", "Little Miss Go-Go", and "I Won't Make That Mistake Again," and aside from their version of "Sealed With A Kiss", all of their Top 40 hits are really good and fun pop music. Perhaps it's the session players, perhaps it's the production of Snuff Garrett. But Lewis is a good singer too.

But no, not worthy of the Hall Of Fame. I'll just enjoy listening to them whenever I feel like it.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 11.5.11 @ 21:17pm


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