September 12, 2014

Video Flashback: Silhouettes by The Rays #BobCreweDay

September 12th, 2014

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 the small Philadelphia record label XYZ with Crewe, added lyrics, and they soon had a complete song ready to record.

“Silhouettes” peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Bob Crewe became a hitmaking machine for the next three decades.

Click HERE for more information on Bob Crewe’s amazing career and song catalog.

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