Bowzer Introduces New Generation to Great Music
Jon “Bowzer” Bauman has been recreating great Doo-Wop and early Rock N’ Roll music throughout his career. As front man for the popular syndicated show “Sha-Na-Na, which aired originally from 1977 – 1981, he was a significant force in the revival of the feel-good music from the 1950s and 1960s.
In the 1980s, Bowzer took his new group, Bowzer & the Stingrays, on the road across the country, as well as abroad. During a long stretch in Atlantic City, his family was able to join him. It was particularly satisfying to be able introduce his own kids, who were 7, and 4 years old at the time, to the music he had already introduced to a whole new generation with Sha-Na-Na.
And now his children are all grown up and starting their own families. So it was especially rewarding to be able to share a performance in March at an all-new venue, Ilani Casino and Resort, with his 4-year old granddaughter, who was so very excited to watch her Grandpa on stage. In fact, when Bowzer came through the audience during the song “Shout”, she couldn’t contain her excitement and ran up to him for a hug and squeal!
One more hug after the show, where Bowzer signed autographs and posed for photos for every fan who wanted one, then home. And another generation of Doo-Wop and early Rock N’ Roll fans is born…