Jocko, a co-founding member of Sha Na Na, was part of the Grammy Museum's An Evening With series on Monday night July 22.
The Grammy Museum artist director conducted a Q&A with Jocko, who was the group's original drummer. Their discussion dove into the group’s 50th anniversary as well as their Woodstock performance.
In the group’s early years, they frequently played both Fillmores and opened up for groups like The Grateful Dead, Mothers of Invention and the Kinks. It was the group’s appearance at Woodstock and in the film that helped revive '50's music.
The group also had six songs in the sound-track to Grease. Sha Na Na formed as a parody '50s' group. Now, 50 years later, the founding members have pursued careers in other fields.
Jocko keeps the group’s legacy alive and well. Following the Q&A, Jocko was joined by his current group to perform nearly 10 songs including “Peppermint Twist,” “Willie and the Hand Jive,” “Whole Lotta Shakin Goin’ On,” “Lucille,” “Shake Rattle, and Roll,” “California Sun” and “Goodnight Sweetheart.” The evening came to a conclusion with the group signing albums for fans.
Photo Credit: Alex Kluft