gary lewis then

gary lewis today

Gary Lewis received a set of drums as a gift for his fourteenth birthday in
1960. When he was eighteen, Lewis formed what would become Gary Lewis
& the Playboys
(then known as "Gary And The Playboys") with four of his
friends. He is the son of comedian and actor Jerry Lewis. 

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"This Diamond Ring” hit the number one spot on the Billboard
Hot 100 on February 20, 1965.

gary lewis with his father jerry lewis
Gary with his father Jerry Lewis

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2 Responses to “GARY LEWIS IS 67 TODAY”

  1. allen says:

    Hi Gary,
    Your music brings back memories when I was in my basic training at Fort Polk La, far away from southern California and feeling homesick. Your music in1965 was on the radio, while your dad brought comfort as well when I went to the movie house on base. I like the work you are doing to bring attention to the Viet Nam Vets. You seem not to be materialistic and want to give back and that is a good trait. Stay well and play your heart out with the oldies, and a new one “You can’t go back”.
    Allen Wolfe

  2. Howard Coe says:

    Listening to Oldies on MC and you came up. You are about 6 months younger. Also drafted in ’68, and went to Germany for 2 years, then Korea in 76 as 2LT in Artillery unit. Glad you are still touring, the Vet Tour is great pay-it-forward;continues the tours form WWII. looked for shows in CA but none. Keep rockin’!

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