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Sha Na Na Played Before Jimi Hendrix

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Right before Jimi Hendrix took the stage, Sha Na Na played at 7:30 a.m. Monday. They were a 1950s-styled doo-wop group, singing hits like Duke of Earl and At the Hop, which didn’t really fit in with the rest of the music from the festival.

Before performing at Woodstock, the group didn’t have a record deal, but their career was cemented after playing there. It even sparked a 1950s resurgence that led to American Graffiti, Happy Days, Grease, and Sha Na Na’s self-titled TV show.

Written by Camille Moore

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