Founding Member of Sha Na Na Turned Professor, Dennis Greene, Dies at 66

© The Associated Press FILE - In this May 6, 1998, file photo, Dennis Greene, former lead singer for 50s revival group Sha Na Na, poses at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., where he was a law professor. Greene died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at a Columbus, Ohio…
© The Associated Press FILE – In this May 6, 1998, file photo, Dennis Greene, former lead singer for 50s revival group Sha Na Na, poses at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., where he was a law professor. Greene died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at a Columbus, Ohio…

A founding member of the retro-rock/doo-wop group Sha Na Na who later became a movie studio executive and law professor, has died. Dennis Greene was 66.

Greene’s nephew, Edward Robinson, says his uncle died Saturday in Columbus after a brief illness.

Greene performed with Sha Na Na at Woodstock in 1969 and with the group in the 1978 movie “Grease.”

Robinson said Thursday the New York City native left the group in 1984 to study law and later worked as a Columbia Pictures vice president. He said Greene appreciated opportunities from his music career, but law was his passion.

Greene began teaching law at the University of Dayton in 2001.

Funeral services set for Sept. 19 at Church of the Immaculate Conception in New York City will be public.

Source: The AP

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