February 16, 2011

Bob Gaudio Shares the Stories Behind Some of The Four Seasons’ Biggest Hits

February 16th, 2011

With the JERSEY BOYS national tour production’s upcoming run in Miami from March 2-20 at Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Ziff House, staff writer Rod Stafford Hagwood has a fun preview with an interview with original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, who wrote many of the group’s top hits. Here’s a sneak peek:

“Who Loves You”: “It’s a chant really. A chant with harmony. I wrote that with my wife, Judy Parker.”

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”: “The thing about that song is that it’s really three different melodies. They all fit together like a puzzle. It’s really sounds like a children’s song. I call it my ‘music box moment.’ [Lyricist and producer] Bob Crewe came up with the title. That was the first time I really worked with a horn section.”

Visit SunSentinel.com to read about Bob’s other genius musical creations. Fascinating stuff!


  1. It was a season of firsts
    An amalgam of girls
    An anagram of ‘wand’
    As the story unfurls

    I spy a waif
    And a puzzling box
    A stride and a slap
    As the chant rolls and rocks

    Horn sections come
    As inflections grow
    I got yer fourth guy!
    And his name’s Gaudio ;-)

    Comment by stubbleyou — February 19, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

  2. I didn’t know who wrote those songs! I assumed Franki and the band had written them .. The movie was well done .. and everyone in the audience was rockin with the tunes .. we so well remember . I was a kinda Jersey girl, living on Staten Island, so the characters are very true to life .. All of the connections made perfect sense and I liked the little “personal” side notes . which worked well ..
    Wishing you and Mr. Franki Valli the best of luck . yup, through thick and thin, Franki never left his ethics far behind . with fame .. congrats .

    Comment by Carolyn Rhodes — June 25, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

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