July 18, 2010

Today in Four Seasons’ Musical History–July 18, 1964

July 18th, 2010

On July 18, 1964, The Four Seasons’ “Rag Doll” hit Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and remained in the top spot for two consecutive weeks.


  1. The Hit may have been 1964 but this video clip is later than that, say 1966 ? Why – Because that’s Joe Long (who joined the Seasons circa 1965/66) playing bass guitar and not Nick Massi who played on the original hit recording of Rag Doll.

    Comment by Brian — July 20, 2010 @ 6:14 am

  2. One of the best songs they ever recorded. They had perfected the use of Frankie Valli’s falsetto by this point. The backup harmonies on this record were extraordinary. I remember reading a review of JB’s where the critic talked about the lyrics of Rag Doll being words you might say to your kids. “I’d change her sad rags into glad rags if I could.” Bob Gaudio knocked it out of the park on this one. Thanks for remembering a tremendous recording from back in the day.

    Comment by Tom Reilly — July 20, 2010 @ 11:52 am

  3. They sure sound good, don’t they.

    Comment by Zanna — July 21, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

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