Gary Lewis is the son of the comedian Jerry Lewis, but his famous father had little to do with his success. When the band got a gig at Disneyland, it was as Gary and the Playboys, and Lewis never mentioned that his dad was Jerry Lewis. It was at Disney where the band was discovered by the producer Snuff Garrett, who nurtured their career. Their single, "This Diamond Ring
," was a #1 hit, and Gary Lewis became one of the biggest stars of 1965-1966.