March 3, 2016

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

March 3rd, 2016
Bob Crewe, Frankie Valli, and Bob Gaudio

Bob Crewe, Frankie Valli, and Bob Gaudio

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 Does anyone have any details about this photo?


  1. That would be Mikey Petrillo in the back

    Comment by Danielle Laleh — March 4, 2016 @ 8:26 am

  2. Thanks, Danielle. Mikey Petrillo co-wrote Tell It to the Rain with Angelo M. “Chubby” Cifelli. The Four Seasons recorded it in December, 1966 & this great song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. Maybe this photo was taken during the recording?

    Comment by JB Blogger — March 4, 2016 @ 9:02 am

  3. yes indeed that’s Mike Petrillo in back—a fellow Belleville-Boy from the “valley” Besides, Tell it to the Rain, he co-wrote several other 4Seasons tunes like Patch of Blue, Pity, I’m Gonna Change, Sundown,Electric Stories as well as Expression of Love, and the fantastic Fox in the Bush for Mr. Valli (solo). I believe later became police chief of Belleville(HAH!)and is now retired

    Comment by tony colatrella — March 18, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

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