Kingsmen

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The Kingsmen are a men's a cappella group, founded for Homecoming in 1948.

In 1969 the group became the band Sha Na Na, who opened for Jimi Hendrix at the Woodstock Festival and appear in the Woodstock movie, as well as in Grease. [1] Columbia was the only college represented at Woodstock. Historians recently credit Sha Na Na and Columbia College with inventing the mythical "Fifties". [2] The Kingsmen resurfaced as an on-campus a capella group in 1982.[3]

Art Garfunkel and Tom Kitt are a prominent alumni.

Discography

  • Untitled Demo (2011)
  • Laydownloner (2001)
  • Lunchbox (1995)
  • Hat Trick (1993)
  • Kingsmen:The White Album (1989)
  • Contemporary Cyncopation (1984)

External links

References

  1. Letters to the Editor "Sha Na Na" Columbia College Today - July/August 2006
  2. Sha Na Na and the Invention of the Fifties, Columbia College Today, Sept/Oct 2008
  3. The History of the Kingsmen
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