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Gary Lewis, Playboys Are Here This Weekend


September 24, 2015

By Steven Lieberman

Observer Reporter

It was the summer of 1964 when Gary Lewis & The Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garret. Before long, with the producer/arranger team of Garrett and Leon Russell behind them, they took their first single, “This Diamond Ring,” straight to #1.

After their second hit titled “Count Me In” went to #2, Lewis and the band proved that they would be a continued success. They followed with more Top 10 songs such as “Save Your Heart For Me,” “Everybody Loves A Clown (a song he wrote for his dad, famous comedian Jerry Lewis),” “She’s Just My Style,” among many others.

In 1965, Lewis himself was Cash Box magazine’s “Male Vocalist of the Year,” winning the honor over other nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He was the first and only artist during the 1960’s to have his first seven releases reach Billboard magazine’s Top 10 on the Hot 100 chart.

With the reoccurring interest in oldies music, Gary Lewis & The Playboys are one of the hottest acts around. They continue to tour and entertain fans across the country and abroad.

Their tour is landing in Beverly Hills at the Saban Theatre on October 4.

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