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Gary Lewis & The Playboys

2021-22 National Performance Series
The Arts Center at Iowa Western
Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 7:30 PM (CT)

Gary Lewis was about as close to being an overnight success in the recording field as anyone can get. The comedy antics of his father Jerry Lewis skyrocketed him to fame when he was just barely out of his teens. When Gary Lewis and the Playboys auditioned for their first job at Disneyland, no one there knew Gary was anybody but a thin drummer. The entertainment director at the park like what he saw and heard and hired Gary and the boys on the spot – much to their surprise. In the summer of 1964 Gary Lewis and the Playboys were discovered by producer Snuff Garret. Before long, they had a string of hits including This Diamond Ring, Count Me In, Save Your Heart for Me, Everybody Loves a Clown, She’s Just My Style, Sure Gonna Miss Her, and many more. In 1965, Gary was Cash Box Magazine’s “Male Vocalist of the Year,” winning the honor over fellow nominees Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He was the first and only artist during the 1960s to have his first seven releases reach Bilboard Magazine’s top 10 on the “Hot 100” chart. The band appeared on various popular television shows including “American Bandstand”, “Hullabaloo”, and “The Tonight Show”. Gary also accumulated an impressive five appearances within two years on "The Ed Sullivan Show”.

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Online ticket sales ended on 9/12/2021 at 12:00 AM (CT)

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2700 College Road Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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