Purpose

This tribute site is dedicated to David-Allen “Chico” Ryan. He was a member of Sha Na Na for 25 years before he passed away in 1998. He was my favorite member of the band and he really made a big impact on me. I decided to do some research on the Internet about his musical contributions outside of Sha Na Na and all I found was a series of obituaries and celebrity birthdays. This awesome guy was someone’s son, brother, uncle, husband, and father. He was a friend to many people and we the fans loved him. He had a huge smile and a great spirit. He thoroughly enjoyed playing and recording music.  He was also one hell of a great musician and could play many instruments as well as sing. He not only was a member of Sha Na Na but he also was in several other bands as well and contributed to many people’s musical recordings. I’ve had the pleasure of contacting a few of his friends who were more than happy to talk about Chico and the impact he had on their lives.  There are a lot of cool things on the website for you to check out.  Band histories, personal facts, fun stuff that you might not have known about Chico, and a photo gallery.  This is a website dedicated to all things Chico.  We hope that you stop by often. We also have a group at Yahoo called ChicoholicsAnonymous so feel free to stop by and join other fans of Chico.  The cutest boy on the block! When I was a teeny bopper, Sha Na Na had a variety show on television which was my introduction to the band. They played the music that my parents grew up listening to and helped instill an appreciation for 50′s music that still is with me to this day.  Chico was instantly my favorite from the first episode I watched.  He was always smiling.  He smiled more than any of the other guys and always appeared to be having a good time.  My favorite lineup of Sha Na Na was:

  • Bowzer
  • Chico
  • Dirty Dan
  • Screamin’ Scott
  • Lennie
  • Donny
  • Jocko
  • Denny
  • Santini
  • Johnny

Chico – April 9, 1948 – July 26, 1998, we miss you and we love you!

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