September 15, 2013

Video Flashback–Today in Four Seasons History: September 15, 1962: ‘Sherry’ Tops the Billboard Hot 100!

September 15th, 2013

Fifty-one years ago today, “Sherry” by The Four Seasons (a song written by Bob Gaudio in 15 minutes!) topped the Billboard Hot 100. The song remained in the number one position for FIVE consecutive weeks!

We’d love for you to share your favorite “Sherry” memories today!


  1. And the world exploded…and we are all so lucky for that day.

    Comment by Gladys (Phillygalg) — September 16, 2013 @ 4:01 am

  2. Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, baby…

    Comment by stubbleyou — September 16, 2013 @ 7:40 am

  3. It’s difficult today to imagine the impact this record had on most of us hearing it for the first time back in 62.

    The open harmony, the “clacking”, Frankie’s soaring

    I think someone characterized it as “otherworldly”.

    Who were they? Girl group? Black R&B group? We’ve heard falsetto before….but not like this!

    Comment by Ray — September 16, 2013 @ 11:29 am

  4. My memory connected to this song started with Jersey Boys. When researching locations for my ‘Four Seasons Old Neighborhood Tour,’ I remember the day when I finally located the house where Bob wrote ‘Sherry’ on that notable Sunday afternoon.

    I want to thank Four Seasons Historian, Walt Gollander, who had wisely saved Bob’s business card with his home address from that year. Walt’s extensive collection of Four Seasons memorabilia is truly impressive – the kind of things most people wouldn’t think to save, like a Sea Breeze Lounge newspaper ad promoting a Four Seasons appearance, as well as the only known photos of the Four Seasons Bowling Lounge.

    Here’s to many more years of nostalgic memories!

    Comment by Audrey — September 17, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

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