September 12, 2014

Video Flashback: Silhouettes by The Rays #BobCreweDay

September 12th, 2014
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    How did the great late ’50s hit “Silhouettes” come about? According Behind The Hits:Inside Stories of Classic Pop and Rock and Roll in May 1957, songwriter Bob Crewe saw a couple embracing through a windowshade as he passed on a train. He quickly set about turning the image into a song. Frank Slay, who owned [...]

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It’s Bob Crewe Day on JBB! Video: Crewe Performing ‘Water Boy’ on ‘The Jack Spector Show’ in 1959!

September 12th, 2014
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    Bob Crewe’s colleagues, JERSEY BOYS castmates, and so many fans have posted beautiful tributes to the extraordinarily talented Bob Crewe. Today, we would like to pay tribute to Mr. Crewe’s legacy by declaring it as “Bob Crewe Day” on Jersey Boys Blog. We will be posting unique recordings, tidbits, and insights about the hitmaking genius [...]

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Touching Statement by Bob Gaudio & Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) on the Loss of Bob Crewe

September 12th, 2014
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    Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio have issued a very touching statement on the loss of their friend and colleague Bob Crewe: For Immediate Release Statement by Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio on the Passing of #BobCrewe: It is a sad day for not only for us but also for everyone who was touched by a [...]

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September 11, 2014

Sad News from the Music World: Legendary Hitmaker Bob Crewe Has Passed Away

September 11th, 2014
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    It is with sadness that Jersey Boys Blog has to share the news to our readers that Bob Crewe, legendary songwriter and producer, known as the “Fifth Season” has passed away. The news was first reported on FrontiersLA.com: Music legend Bob Crewe died Thursday, surrounded by family and friends, according to several reports from his [...]

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November 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2013
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    On November 12, 1931, the stars were definitely in alignment when Songwriters Hall of Fame member and phenomenal record producer Bob Crewe was born in Belleville, New Jersey! Please join us in wishing Mr. Crewe a very Happy 82nd Birthday today and thank him for his fantastic contributions to the world of pop music! Check [...]

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November 19, 2012

Video: Check Out James Arthur’s Rendition of ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ on The X Factor UK!

November 19th, 2012
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    Fans all over Twitter are linking to this performance of CTMEOY! What do you guys think of James Arthur’s rendition of the 1967 monster solo hit by Frankie Valli, written by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe?

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November 12, 2012

Happy Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2012
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    The stars were definitely in alignment on November 12, 1931 when Songwriters Hall of Fame member and phenomenal record producer Bob Crewe was born in Belleville, New Jersey! Please join us in wishing Mr. Crewe a very Happy 81st Birthday today and thank him for his fantastic contributions to the world of pop music! For [...]

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June 8, 2012

Friday Flashback: Bob Crewe’s ‘An Angel Is Love’ from the ‘Barbarella’ Soundtrack

June 8th, 2012
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    Who knew there was a JERSEY BOYS’ connection to the 1968 science fiction film starring Jane Fonda, “Barbarella”? In a 1968 New York Times feature on Bob Crewe’s gorgeous triplex on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, the reporter noted that Mr. Crewe had collaborated with Charles Fox on the soundtrack of the Roger Vadim film [...]

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January 15, 2012

Bob Crewe–The Fifth Season

January 15th, 2012
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    On the Gay South Florida Blog, Steve Rothaus has a fascinating feature on The Four Seasons’ legendary producer and co-songwriter, Bob Crewe, who for years was known as “The Fifth Season.” “He was responsible for that signature Four Seasons sound. He’s an unsung hero,” says actor Jonathan Hadley, who for four years has portrayed Crewe [...]

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November 12, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2011
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    The stars were definitely in alignment on November 12, 1931 when Songwriters Hall of Fame member and phenomenal record producer Bob Crewe was born! We wish Mr. Crewe a very Happy 80th Birthday today and thank him for his fantastic contributions to the world of pop music! For those of you on Twitter, let’s salute [...]

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August 12, 2011

Friday Flashback: The Bob Crewe Generation’s Rendition of ‘Music To Watch Girls By’

August 12th, 2011
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    According to Greg Adams’ entry in the All Music Guide, Pepsi used the slogan “Come Alive! You’re in the Pepsi Generation” and a melody titled “Music to Watch Girls By” in their mid-’60s advertisements. Legendary producer Bob Crewe took his cue from the T-Bones, who had enjoyed a hit the previous year with an Alka-Seltzer [...]

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March 22, 2011

Today in Frankie Valli Music History: March 22, 1975

March 22nd, 2011
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    On March 22, 1975, Frankie Valli hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “My Eyes Adored You.” The song stayed in the top spot for one week and remained on the chart for 23 weeks. This song, written by the Four Seasons long-time producer and co-writer, Bob Crewe, and Kenny Nolan, was [...]

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March 12, 2011

Bob Crewe Belongs in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

March 12th, 2011
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    Goldmine Magazine is featuring a series on artists who should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but are not. Writer Phill Marder notes that Bob Crewe is one of rock and pop music’s greatest writers and producers, but has thus far been ignored by the R&R Hall of Fame. Marder states that [...]

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November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2010
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    On November 12, 1931, Songwriters Hall of Fame member and phenomenal record producer Bob Crewe was born! We wish Mr. Crewe a very Happy 79th Birthday today! (Photos 5 & 6: BroadwayWorld.com)

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November 12, 2009

Happy 78th Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2009
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    On November 12, 1931, Songwriters Hall of Fame member and phenomenal record producer Bob Crewe was born! We wish Mr. Crewe a very Happy 78th Birthday today! (Photos 5 & 6: BroadwayWorld.com)

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May 22, 2009

Jonathan Hadley Plays Bob Crewe–The Fifth Season

May 22nd, 2009
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    Jim Farmer of Sovo.com has a feature on Jonathan Hadley, who plays Bob Crewe in the national tour of JERSEY BOYS. One of the surprises many audience members members receive when watching the musical “Jersey Boys” is learning that there was an unofficial fifth member of the legendary Four Seasons band, Bob Crewe, and that [...]

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March 4, 2009

This Week in Four Seasons Chart History

March 4th, 2009
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    On March 2, 1963–forty-six years ago this week, The Four Seasons had their third chart-topper: “Walk Like A Man”! The song remained in the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three straight weeks.

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November 12, 2008

Happy 77th Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2008
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    On November 12, 1931, Songwriters Hall of Fame member and phenomenal record producer Bob Crewe was born! We wish Mr. Crewe a very Happy 77th Birthday today! Photos 4-5 by BroadwayWorld.com; Photo 6 by Superiorpics.com

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May 12, 2008

A Jersey Style Birthday Bash–The Palazzo Celebration!

May 12th, 2008
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    Oh, What A Gala–Saturday, May 3, 2008–Jersey Boys Opening Night at The Palazzo!! Photos by the Tech Half and Danielle Gaudio-Lalehzar. Walking into the magnificent Palazzo on Saturday evening, May 3, 2008 for one of the most exciting things ever to hit Las Vegas–Jersey Boys Opening Night Gala and Frankie Valli’s 74th birthday celebration–was a [...]

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