Sha Na Na Scott Powell

Sha Na Na Scott Powell

Sha Na Na Scott Powell

  • Helped found Sha Na Na
  • Woodstock alum
  • TV star
  • MD

Sha Na Na Scott Powell

Sha Na Na Scott Powell

Scott Powell

Scott Powell was born in Dallas, Texas, on August 13, 1948.

Yes I know. Scott Powell is not a household name. Unless, of course, you are in his house.

Sha Na Na was not a household name at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair either, but that Sunday morning they came out and performed for the many thousands of fans who had stuck it out and awaited Hendrix.

From his site: “ He performed with the group at the Woodstock Festival, Fillmore East and West, in Europe and Japan, on the syndicated television series, Sha Na Na, and in the movies.”


  • 1970 – Woodstock – as himself with Sha Na Na
  • 1972 – Dynamite Chicken – as himself with Sha Na Na
  • 1978 – Grease – with Sha Na Na as Johnny Casino and The Gamblers
  • 1980 – Caddyshack – Gatsby
  • 1994 – Woodstock Diary – as himself with Sha Na Na
  • 2003 – Festival Express – as himself with Sha Na Na

He left the band in 1980 and  returned to Columbia to pursue a career in medicine.

To say that that’s not where many of the Woodstock performers went is an understatement, of course.

Sha Na Na Scott Powell

Dr Powell

  • Dr. Powell attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • He interned at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.
  • His residency was in Orthopedics at Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.
  • He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
  • Dr. Powell is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Still musically involved

Again from his site: Dr. Powell has partnered with MusiCares, the charity arm of the Grammys, to bring free medical care to musicians who cannot afford insurance, at the Pierre Cossette Center at Stetson Powell Orthopedics….  Dr. Powell has been elected to the Board of Directors of MusiCares and serves as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee.

Sha Na Na Scott Powell

One thought on “Sha Na Na Scott Powell”

  1. I researched sha na na because my mother who is 90 years old always talks about working at New Yorks joint diseases with sha na na member but of course her 10 kids were in disbelief mom’s always right

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