Oral History Information
Job TitleVocalist, Songwriter
Jocko Marcellino and eleven college friends formed a doo wop group in the late 1960s called Sha Na Na. Their hope was to keep the doo wop sounds of the 1950s alive and well in the ever changing rock era. They performed at Woodstock in 1969, which led to recording contracts, a television series (which ran from 1977 to 1981), and several movies including Grease in 1978. Along the way, Jocko wrote songs, not only for the group, but for other artists and TV and movie projects. In fact, you can see Jocko perform one of his own songs in the 1988 Oscar winning movie Rain Man.