Lennie Baker, Sha Na Na Singer and Saxophone Player, Dies at 69

Musician appeared with the band in the movie “Grease”

Leonard “Lennie” Baker, a member of the band Sha Na Na, died on Wednesday at the age of 69.

The musician’s nephew, David Baker, confirmed the news with an online obituary.

“Lennie was a people person,” the obit reads. “He had many friends and truly enjoyed time spent with all of them. His generosity was abundant. He was always willing to share all he had with friends and family. Lennie also adored the three Jack Russell Terriers that he raised over the years, Lucy, Tessa and Jill.”

Baker was best known as a vocalist and saxophone player with the band Sha Na Na, which he joined in 1970. Along with the band, the musician appeared in the movie “Grease,” singing lead on the song “Blue Moon.”

He also appeared on the “Sha Na Na” variety television show from 1977 to 1981.

Following his retirement in 2000, Baker relocated to Halifax, Massachusetts, and continued to perform with the local band, The Spellbinders.

Funeral services will take place on March 1 at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in his birthplace of Whitman, Massachusetts.

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