Olympia Rocks! Sorta.

By Josh Feit February 17, 2009

A strong voice (and a deep and famous one, the guy from Sha-Na-Na, Jon Bauzer Bauman), took the microphone in front of the state senate's consumer protection committee today to testify in favor of Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welle's (D-36, Ballard) "truth in music advertising" bill.

The bill makes it illegal for fakes to book shows as famous bands, an affliction that—according to Bauman's gravely-voiced testimony—plagues oldies bands like the Platters, who Bauman poignantly credited with advancing the cause of civil rights in the 1950s, which is totally true.

Bauman's testimony was interrupted when the fawning baby boomer legislators played a recording of Sha-Na-Na

Something that's a little odd here: Sha-Na-Na were themselves a facsimile, forming in hippie-drenched 1969 as a fake 1950s band, covering Doo-wop/rock and roll standards.
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