The 60s pop classics were alive and well at the Riviera Hotel Casino as Gary Lewis and The Playboys performed their hits that were on the top 20 list in the 60s. The Playboys auditioned at Disneyland and the entertainment director liked them and immediately hired them. He didn’t know Gary’s father was the famous Jerry Lewis, he just liked them and Gary and the Playboys played to a full house every night.
Gary had been singing, dancing and appearing in movies before he was 13 years old and in 1964 he formed the band The Playboys. Between 1965 and 1068 they had 10 songs on Billboards top 20 Hit Lists. Their first single This Diamond Ring went straight to number one and their second hit Count Me In went to number two. The Playboys had continued success with more hits such as Save Your Heart for Me, Everybody Loves a Clown, She’s Just My style and Sure Gonna Miss her. “Male Vocalist of the Year” was presented to Gary Lewis in 1965, winning over Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. This lead to many appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand and the Tonight Show.
Because of the renewed interest in the oldies music, Gary Lewis and the Playboys are sought after to play across the country and abroad. They love doing shows for the Veterans and they are constantly on tour.
The crowd loved Gary Lewis and The Playboys and stood and applauded throughout the show as they sang along and swayed with his hit songs. The show is a definite crowd pleaser and I highly recommend going to see them and reminisce about the good old days.
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