Gary Lewis

Musician + Singer
Born Jul 31, 1946

Gary Lewis is an American musician who was the eponymous leader of Gary Lewis & the Playboys.

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  • Ohio State To Require Vaccinations For Incoming Students
    Yahoo News - Mar 06, 2015
  • Lewis Black Goes Off On Barilla Pasta
    Huffington Post - Oct 03, 2013
  • Starz's Outlander Casts ‘Hobbit' & ‘Gangs Of New York' Actors
    Yahoo News - Sep 05, 2013
  • Activists Counter Westboro's Anti Gay Hate With Peace Rally
    Huffington Post - Aug 27, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Lewis.


1946 Birth Born on July 31, 1946.


1960 13 Years Old He received a set of drums as a gift for his 14th birthday in 1960. … Read More
1965 18 Years Old 1 More Event
"This Diamond Ring", hitting number one on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart on February 20, 1965, made Lewis an instant star.
1966 19 Years Old By 1966, Lewis had stopped drumming altogether and was exclusively singing, replaced at drums by, among others, Jim Keltner.


1967 20 Years Old His career was put on hold when he entered the U.S. Army as a draftee in January 1967, and he served during the Vietnam War Era and was stationed overseas with the Eighth Army in Seoul, South Korea to 1968. … Read More
1971 24 Years Old Following his tour in South Korea, Lewis retired from music, operating a music shop in San Fernando Valley in 1971, and giving drumming lessons. … Read More


2013 66 Years Old In the summer of 2013 Lewis, along with a group of 1960s musicians including Gary Puckett (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap), Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders), and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie toured 47 cities in Paradise Artist's "Happy Together" tour.
2016 69 Years Old As of 2016, Gary Lewis and The Playboys are still touring the world on their own and occasionally with other popular 50's 60's and 70's acts. … Read More
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