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American pop and rock: Gary Lewis and The Playboys

di Anna e Maria Sciacca

Con le loro canzoni Gary Lewis & The Playboys regalano nei loro concerti la spensieratezza e l’energia della musica pop e rock, dagli esordi negli anni sessanta con  “She’s just my style”,  “Looking for the stars”, “This diamond ring”,  “Let’s be more than friends”.

Gary Lewis (Gary Harold Lee Levitch) ama la musica e decide con alcuni amici di creare una sua band esibendosi in alcuni concerti a Disneyland.  

 Proveniente da una famiglia di artisti,  i suoi genitori sono la cantante Esther Calonico in arte Patti Palmer e il famoso attore comico Jerry Lewis. Gary  con la sua band canta e suona chitarra e  batteria dimostrando del talento musicale. Nel 1965   le loro canzoni  diventano dei successi  nella classifica Billboard,  i loro singoli e i loro dischi vendono milioni di copie diventando d’oro.

Gary Lewis & the Playboys indossano giacche bordate di velluto e stivaletti mantenendo un look onesto e integro.  Tra le varie tournée, Gary Lewis & the  Playboys  si esibiscono anche in  spettacoli televisivi:  “The Ed  Sullivan show”,  “Hullabaloo”, “The tonight show”,  “Jerry Lewis show”. 

Gary Lewis partecipa ad alcuni films di Jerry Lewis in “The Nutty professor”,   “Rock-a-bye baby” e in “The family jewels”. Nel 1975  il cantante  americano Gary Lewis realizza  l’album “The very best of Gary Lewis and the Playboys”  e una raccolta di brani “The complete Liberty singles”.  Nel 2012 Gary pubblica un nuovo  singolo rock  pop  “You can’t go back” scritto da Gary Lewis e Nick Rather. Nei suoi concerti Gary canta direttamene ai suoi ascoltatori e comunica con loro,  si sente accanto al suo pubblico, li capisce e sa esattamente ciò che a loro piace.  Gary Lewis & The Playboys   suonano su navi da crociera, casinò, sagre e festivals e sono spesso in tournée negli Stati Uniti e in altri paesi.

Web: www.garylewisandtheplayboys.com

 

With their songs Gary Lewis & the Playboys still gift cheerfulness and energy to the audience  through their rock & pop music during their concerts, since their debut in the sixties with songs like “She’s just my style”,  “Looking for the stars”,  “This diamond ring”,  “Let’s be more than friends”.

Gary Lewis (Gary Harold Lee Levitch) loves music and he decides to  create  his own band with some friends, playing some gigs at Disneyland.   Coming from an artist family, his parents are the Italian singer Esther Calonico in art Patti Palmer and the famous actor Jerry Lewis.

Gary  sings and  plays guitar and  drums in his band, showing his musical talent. Their songs become successfull hits in 1965 on Billboard charts, their singles and albums sell millions of copies, becoming gold.

Gary Lews & the Playboys wear velvet trim jackets and boots, adopting a clean wholesome look.

Among various tours, the band also plays on television shows: “The Ed Sullivan show”,  “Hullabaloo”,  “The tonight show”,  “Jerry Lewis show”.

 Gary Lewis also works at some  Jerry Lewis’s movies in “The nutty professor”, “Rock-a-bye baby”,   “The family jewels”.

In 1975 the American  singer Gary Lewis realizes the album  “The very best of Gary Lewis and the Playboys” and a collection of songs “The complete Liberty singles”.  In 2012  Gary publishes a new pop rock single “You can’t go back” written by Gary Lewis and Nick Rather.

During his concerts, Gary sings directly to his listeners, he communicates with them and he feels close to his audiences, he understands them and he knows what they like.

Gary Lewis & the Playboys performs on cruise ships, at casinos, fairs, festivals and they are often on tours in the United States and other countries.

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