November 12, 2016

Photo Flashback: Happy Birthday to the Late, Great Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2016
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    On November 12, 1930, the brilliant record producer and songwriter Bob Crewe was born. Let’s salute him with a photo flashback with Music to Watch Girls By!

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August 22, 2016

Listen to Fantastic 2008 Bob Crewe Radio Interview! #MusicMonday

August 22nd, 2016
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    Click HERE to listen to this amazing radio interview from 2008 with the late, great Bob Crewe and Ronnie Allen, who was a researcher for Casey Kasem’s show.

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June 12, 2016

Photo Flashback: @frankievalli, Bob Crewe, Tommy DeVito, and Bob Gaudio at the 2006 Tony Awards!

June 12th, 2016
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    Absolutely awesome photo of the three original Four Seasons: Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Frankie Valli with their producer Bob Crewe!

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March 4, 2016

#FlashbackFriday: @frankievalli & The Four Seasons Rehearsing Hickory in the Recording Studio, November 1973!

March 4th, 2016
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    Thanks to this video posted on the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Memorabilia Facebook page, you can listen to the group (and others–maybe Bob Crewe or Charlie Callello?) in the studio during a rehearsal for the awesome song written by Crewe & Kenny Nolan, “Hickory” recorded on the Motown label! The banter among the [...]

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March 3, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio, and Frankie Valli, circa Late 1960s! @frankievalli #TBT

March 3rd, 2016
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    The three geniuses–Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio, and Frankie Valli (and an unknown guy) are all looking a little tired & serious. Maybe it was an all-nighter in the recording study. Found this photo on http://thatfourseasonssound.typepad.com/. Does anyone have any details about this photo?

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November 12, 2015

In Honor of the Late, Great Bob Crewe’s Birthday, A Photo Flashback!

November 12th, 2015
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    We salute the late, great songwriting and producing genius Bob Crewe on his birthday with a photo flashback!

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October 1, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Bob Crewe at @JerseyBoysInfo Opening Night, 2005! @mecaart #TBT

October 1st, 2015
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    In honor of the dedication of the new Bob Crewe Program in Art and Music at Maine College of Art on Saturday, let’s salute Mr. Crewe with a great photo of him at the JERSEY BOYS opening night festivities on November 6, 2005.

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September 30, 2015

Bob Gaudio & Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) to Attend Dedication of Bob Crewe Program in Art & Music at Maine College of Art on Saturday!

September 30th, 2015
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    Ray Routhier of the Portland Press Herald reports that Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio are scheduled to be in Portland, Maine on Saturday to help honor the memory of a man who was instrumental in their careers, the late Bob Crewe, who passed away last year at the age of 83. Valli and Gaudio will [...]

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August 15, 2015

Otis Blackwell Among @RollingStone 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time; Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe Overlooked!

August 15th, 2015
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    Earlier this week, Rolling Stone named its 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Among the brilliant songwriters on the list is one who is mentioned in JERSEY BOYS: As Frankie Valli is introducing Bob Crewe to Bob Gaudio, he tells Crewe, “He’s the next Otis Blackwell.” As most of you may already know, Otis Blackwell [...]

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February 16, 2015

Photo Flashback to Honor the Late Lesley Gore with Bob Crewe

February 16th, 2015
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    Lesley Gore & Bob Crewe in the recording studio. (Photo Credit: BobCrewe.com) Sad to report the passing of another great ’60s pop music hitmaker, Lesley Gore. Back in 1967, Ms. Gore teamed up with legendary producer Bob Crewe for the single, “California Nights.” Rest in peace, Ms. Lesley Gore.

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October 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday: ‘And That Reminds Me’ by The 4 Seasons 45 RPM Picture Sleeve, 1969 #tbt

October 2nd, 2014
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    Let’s go back to 1969, for The 4 Seasons’ rendition of “And That Reminds Me”! This song was recorded by many artists, including Della Reese and The Honey Dreamers in 1957. The Four Seasons version peaked at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Interesting that song was recorded on the Crewe Records label, isn’t [...]

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September 29, 2014

Listen to Fabulous NPR Interview with Frankie Valli (@FrankieValli) & Bob Gaudio Honoring the Life of Bob Crewe!

September 29th, 2014
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    Frankie Valli & Bob Gaudio share insights and stories about working with the late Bob Crewe on this wonderful NPR segment.

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September 27, 2014

Listen to Tom Brokaw’s Tribute to Bob Crewe on ‘An American Story’

September 27th, 2014
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    Veteran broadcaster Tom Brokaw has posted a terrific segment on the late great Bob Crewe on this week’s edition of “An American Story.” It’s great to hear Brokaw’s fond memories of the music that makes him feel 16 again, but I wish he would have double-checked his research! Crewe co-wrote massive songs for The Four [...]

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September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Four Seasons in the Studio with the Late Bob Crewe & Arranger Artie Schroeck, 1966! #tbt

September 18th, 2014
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    Left to right: Joe Long, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, producer Bob Crewe, conductor Artie Shroeck and Tommy DeVito (Photo Credit: Archive Photos, Getty Images) Amazing #tbt of The Four Seasons with their producer Bob Crewe and arranger/conductor Artie Schroeck going over an arrangement in the studio back in 1966. Visit Seattlepi.com for other photos of [...]

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September 15, 2014

Excerpt of Awesome @NYTObits on Bob Crewe

September 15th, 2014
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    The New York Times posted a wonderful piece on the late Bob Crewe, highlighting his amazing career and reflecting on his talents and decades of success in the music business. Below is an excerpt: With bright bells, ample strings and big, precise percussion, Mr. Crewe’s productions were crisp confections that gave little ground to the [...]

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September 13, 2014

Bob Crewe Photo Flashback #BobCreweDay

September 13th, 2014
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    Since the announcement of Bob Crewe’s passing, journalists, pop music critics, colleagues, musicians, and fans have posted so many wonderful tributes honoring his legacy. On tonight’s NBC News, as Brian Williams announced the sad news that Crewe was no longer with us, I couldn’t help but notice his smile as he named several of the [...]

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September 12, 2014

Video Flashback: Lady Marmalade by LaBelle & Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink #BobCreweDay

September 12th, 2014
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    Bob Crewe’s hitmaking streak continued for so many decades. In 1974, with Kenny Nolan, he wrote “Lady Marmalade.” Recorded by Labelle, this song became notorious for its sexually provocative, New Orleans-inflected chorus, “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?” and became a radio and dance club sensation. Labelle peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 [...]

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The Bob Crewe Foundation: Established in the Spirit of Giving Back #BobCreweDay

September 12th, 2014
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    The late Bob Crewe decided he wanted to do something to give back to the world which had been so bountiful to him. In 2009, he funded and launched The Bob Crewe Foundation. It was his hope that through this endeavor many young, talented and aspiring people may be helped toward such a career as [...]

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Jersey Boys Curtain Speech Honoring Bob Crewe by Rick Elice #BobCreweDay

September 12th, 2014
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    Last night, JERSEY BOYS companies around the globe presented their audiences with a curtain speech in honor of Bob Crewe, written by the awesome co-author of JB, Rick Elice: Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for coming to the show tonight. We had some news today, some sad news. Bob Crewe, the lyricist and producer of [...]

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