July 18, 2012

Today in Four Seasons History: July 18, 1964

July 18th, 2012

Forty-eight years ago today, on July 18, 1964, “Rag Doll” became The Four Seasons’ fourth Number One single on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The song, written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, remained a chart-topper for two consecutive weeks.

Now for some 1964 music trivia: Name the song & the group that topped the chart two weeks before “Rag Doll.” Hint: Along with The Four Seasons, this group also weathered the British invasion with a string of major hits during the decade.

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  1. Considering that many of our well informed Seasons fans are in possession of many highly recommended Whitburn Publications, I doubt that I will be the first to post this. The Four Seasons replaced The Beach Boys’ “I Get Around”, and were replaced the next two weeks by The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night”, paralleling the order of the groups’ debut songs on the Hot 100. All three spent two weeks at the top of the chart.

    Comment by Ted Hammond — July 20, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

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