50s and 60s – Johnny Gems and the Red Hot Bananas / The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll

johnny-gems-and-the-red-hot-bananas-2016Johnny Gems and the Red Hot Bananas brings back to life every major hit, from every major artist, from the Rock ‘n’ Roll era of the 50s and 60s. They are a 5 piece band with an array of concerts behind them collectively performing for 30 years on the theater stage as well as fairs and exhibitions.

You’ll hear hits by Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Bill Haley and the Comets! Also included are the Rockabilly classics by Eddie Cochrane, Gene Vincent and Buddy Holly. The Doo Wop era with groups like The Diamonds, The Del Vikings and Dion and the Belmonts! Into the 1960s with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers and many others from the British Invasion! And also including American Pop artists like the Beach Boys, The Young Rascals and the Motown and Soul sound of The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles!

Johnny Gems and the Red Hot Bananas are fast becoming one of the most sought after nostalgia groups which brings fun and life back to the Rock and Roll stage. Rock and Roll is Here to Stay!


Johnny B Goode:

Little Darlin:


“My girlfriend and I attended the Marmora Jamboree last night (Sept. 7) for the first time and even sat in the rain! This band is excellent! Great music and so talented! I am in my early 50’s and am bananas about 50’s and 60′ music! I like how the group told the audience some history about each singer/song. The man who sang Franki Valli – Sherry- was even better than Frankie Valli! We could have listened to this group all night! When the lead singer (I believe) spoke about his Dad coming from southern Italy it hit home because my parents came to Canada in 1960 from Sicily too. Our husbands chose not to attend the Jamboree with us. Crazy! They missed a great show!”
-Mary Clarke, Marmora, ON

Song List

Shake Rattle and Roll
Bo Diddley
Blue Suede Shoes
Ready Teddy
Come Go With Me
Elvis Medley
Little Darlin
Be Bop A Lula
Blueberry Hill
Book Of Love
Chantilly Lace
La Bamba
That’ll Be the Day
Great Balls of Fire
Johnny B. Goode
At The Hop
Summer Time Blues
Hello Mary Lou
Bye Bye Love
Let’s Dance
Peppermint Twist
Blue Moon
Duke of Earl
Runaround Sue
Lion Sleeps Tonight
Pretty Woman
Surfin USA
I Saw Her Standing There
Rock and Roll is here to Stay