American band formed in 1960s whose reverent revival of 1950s rock 'n' roll made them a sensation. Sha Na Na parlayed their straight-ahead '50s rock & roll revivalism into a successful touring career, even if they were never as popular on record as they were live. The group's image and style were unabashedly anachronistic, as they covered '50s pop and doo wop standards, slicked their hair back in the greaser fashion, and dressed in flamboyant '50s costumes. Sha Na Na formed at Columbia University in 1968 and quickly built a name for themselves with live performances, often at the Fillmore East, featuring such theatrics as a dance contest for audience members. The original lineup consisted of vocalists Rob Leonard, Scott Powell, Johnny Contardo, Frederick "Denny" Greene, Richard "Ritchie" Joffe, and Don York, plus guitarists Chris Donald, Elliot Cahn, and Henry Gross, bassist Bruce Clarke, drummer John "Jocko" Marcellino, pianists "Screamin'" Scott Simon and John "Bowzer" Bauman, and former Danny and the Juniors saxophonist Leonard Baker.
Igra Staklenih Perli, the ultimate ex-Yugoslavian space/psychedelic rock band, was formed in 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse - "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). Igra Staklenih Perli labelled their music style as "stream of consciousness music". Their both studio albums, the first eponymous "Igra Staklenih Perli" from 1979 and the second "Vrt Svetlosti" from 1980, are pretty similar in sound and resemble the style from early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind psychedelia, to German kraut-rock (notably Can and Tangerine Dream), to Hillage-era Gong among many…
Space/psychedelic rock band from Belgrade, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia) formed in 1976, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). 'ISP' officially published only two albums: "Igra Staklenih Perli"('78) and "Garden of Light"('79) .
The group's last public concert was in 1985 in Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia. At the beginning of 1990s three albums of ISP old live material released for the German-based label Kalemegdan Disk.
Igra Staklenih Perli reunited in 2011, but after concerts in Belgrade, Zagreb, Novi Sad and Nis, the band split into two factions: "Igra Staklenih Perli (original)", consisting of Zoran Lakić (keyboards, vocals), Vojkan Joe Rakić (guitar), Slobodan "Boba" Trbojević (electric bass & synth) and Dragan Šoć (drums, percussion), and "ISP: The Next Generation", consisting of Draško "Drak" Nikodijević (bass guitar, vox), Predrag "Wolf" Vuković (percussion, vocals) and Ivan Stanković (guitar vocals).