This is a non-profit, informational web page, meant to be a
reminder of the music we listened to 50 years ago. Use of copyrighted
material is consistent with the "fair use" provisions contained in
section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976; the use of copyrighted material is
of a nonprofit, educational nature, intended for the sole purposes of
research and comment and does not significantly negatively affect "the
potential market for or value of the copyrighted work(s)."
#1 in 1976
|In 1960, the group known as The Four Lovers evolved into The
Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli as the lead singer, Bob Gaudio
(formerly of The Royal Teens) on keyboards and tenor vocals, Tommy
DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals and Nick Massi on bass guitar
and bass vocals (Massi was replaced in 1965 by Charles Calello, who was
in turn replaced in 1965 by Joe Long on bass guitar and bass vocals).
The Four Seasons released their first single in 1961 ("Bermuda"/"Spanish
Lace" on Gone Records). While the single did not chart, the songs
gave the group enough of a following to be signed with Vee Jay Records
late that year. In 1962, the group released their first album featuring
the single "Sherry", which was not only their first charted
hit but also their first number one song. Under the guidance of
producer/songwriter Bob Crewe, The Four Seasons followed up "Sherry"
with several million-selling hits, including "Big Girls Don't Cry"
(their second #1 hit), "Walk Like a Man" (their third #1), "Candy
Girl", "Ain't That a Shame", and several others.
Currently there is a play on Broadway entitled "The Jersey Boys"
which is the life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Copyright © 2006/7/8
byVernOblisk.com, All Rights Reserved.