August 15, 2007

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Sing a Medley of Hits

August 15th, 2007

Here’s a 1967 TV appearance of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons singing a medley of hits: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Bye, Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye).”


  1. You can’t beat the real thing.

    Comment by Joe — August 15, 2007 @ 1:33 am

  2. What fun to see this video. It makes me realize how truly fantastic the Broadway cast is.

    Comment by L — August 15, 2007 @ 6:19 am

  3. This video plus the prior posting of Frankie singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” were from a TV special called “Popendipity” (phoenetic spelling). This medley is basically the one I referred to in my posting regarding “CTMEOY.”

    Note the little break between “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” – that break is an edit taking out “Walk Like A Man” from the medley. So the “standard” concert medley starting in 1967 for about the next 15-20 years was: “Sherry,” “WLAM,” “BGDC,” with “Bye Bye Baby” as the closer. It is even on the “Reunited” album. “I”ve Got You Under My Skin” was added to the medley for this TV performance.

    TV sound at that time was not what it is today so if people enjoyed hearing this medley from 1967 imagine hearing it in a live concert hall with great acoustics like Canegie Hall or The Convention Center in Asbury Park. The audience reaction you see on this tape was mild compared to hearing this medley at the end of a concert that was already an hour long, with 15-20 minutes of non stop hit music yet to come including a full version of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” to follow along with “Let’s Hang On” afer that and usually “Rag Doll” and “Stay” thrown in.

    The typical concert hour before this medley included all the other 4 Seasons hits, and Frankie Valli solo hits, and now thanks to Jersey Boys familar songs like “My Mother’s Eyes” and “I’m in the Mood For Love/Moody’s Mood For Love,” album cuts, and comedy and stage routines some of which I have mentioned previously.

    Seeing the original 4 Seasons of the Sixties (Frankie, Bob, Tommy, Nick/Joe Long) perform live in concert was an experience that has lasted a lifetime.

    Comment by David Cace — August 16, 2007 @ 8:09 am

  4. I had the pleasure of being at this TV event, it was in my hometown at the time, Warwick, RI.

    Some people called 67 the “Summer Of Love”, but for us fans it was truly the “Summer of Frankie” I think
    he was at his peak. “C’mon Marianne”, “CTMEOY”, even “I Make A Fool Of Myself” charted fairly well.

    We were able to sit-in on the taping of this TV show, it went on for several days. The performers kept arriving with their crews (Neil Diamond, Aretha, Smokey, Flip Wilson, Astrud Gilberto, Neil Young & Steven Stills aka Buffalo Springfield and an obscure girl group named The Cake) I witnessed Frankie being introduced to Aretha Franklin and it was at these sessions that they experimented with thier “That’s Life” duet that later aired on the Mike Douglas Show.

    Comment by Ray Ricci — August 16, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

  5. Okay, I will probably get blasted but I just have to say I have always loved Frankie’s version of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” over Frank Sinatra’s version. I was somewhat disappointed it was left out of Jersey Boys but realize you cannot include all their material.

    Comment by LindaL — August 17, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

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