In the past I’ve featured Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys on this oldie blog. That might lead you to wonder…how is that even possible?
This week, another head scratcher. Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. The original Four Seasons.
What a band. Seventy-one (71) hits that charted (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s). Sales of more than 100 million records worldwide.
Is there a forgotten oldie in that bunch?
Well, this one didn’t even make the soundtrack for the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” even though it peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart in 1963. And to be perfectly honest, you just don’t hear it anymore.
Saturday is Sweetest Day. What a good time to resurrect this big hit.
Frankie Valli, now 87, is still touring with a new set of Four Seasons. A few years ago Valli put out an album that salutes the decade that made him a star with some of his favorite ’60s songs, the ones he always wanted to record but somehow got away like “Spanish Harlem,” “Take Good Care of My Baby.” and….