Four Seasons 1960s Medley

In 1960, a band called the Four Lovers flunked an audition to play at the cocktail lounge of a bowling alley in Union, NJ, but they did get something out of the experience. They decided the lounge’s name would make a classy moniker for a singing group, and so The Four Seasons were born.

In 1962, the group – featuring 26-year old Frankie Valli, 19-year old keyboardist Bob Gaudio, 24-year old guitarist Tommy DeVito, and 34-year old Nick Massi (later replaced by Joe Long) – recorded a song written by Gaudio that would become their first #1 hit, and also the first of twelve songs (most of them co-written by Gaudio and producer Bob Crewe) released in the 1960s that would reach the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

All twelve of those Top 10 songs are included in this medley, and by the way, if you’re expecting to hear Who Loves You and December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night), both of those songs were released in the 70s.

Rock Factoid: Writing songs for The Four Seasons wasn’t Gaudio’s first claim to fame. He was just 15 year old when he co-wrote Short Shorts, a #3 hit in 1958 while a member of the Royal Teens.

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Four Seasons 1960s Medley

Comments (6)

  1. fred

    Ray These guys were one of the first bands I saw live, I was up fairly close and as a band member at the time I noticed they sounded the same on stage as they did in the studio!!(some bands can’t dublicate there true sound on stage) They didn’t needed any studio tricks to make them sound better!! These guys came from New Jersy(some say New Jersy is part of New England NOT!!) Think about it an American band!! So I shall sit back and just listen this AM!! Nancy and I am going to see them In Ft. Myers!! I’m sitting here trying to sing falsetto!! Better just drink my coffee!! After all at least I’m dressed like a rag doll!! Gaudio what a talent!! I think you were saving this for me oh wait that was one of the songs!! I think we better all hang on to all the love we have!! I hang on everyday!! I feel like this music is under my skin!! Does anybody remember them on the Ed Sullivan show?? Dec 1962!! Another day of great memories!!
    love ya

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Fred, the Four Seasons have often been shoved to the back of the line when people talk about great American bands. They have been ignored by too many (and I am very guilty of that) but when I was putting this together, I had so much fun!
      I hope you and your Candy Girl have a simply incredible day!
      Love Ya!

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  2. Sandy Gaither

    One of my all-time favorites, a group that has the perfect blend of sounds! I remember in California going to see the jersey boys, and they sang a lot of the songs most of them in fact. Thank you for bringing this on board, I just feel like this might be one of the best medleys yet! Thanks for this, it was great, and I will definitely listen to this again! Thanks Ray! You’re the best! 🎶❤️

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Sandy 🥰
      The Four Seasons had outstanding harmonies! I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did while putting it together!

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  3. Penny S Capron

    what a great medley for a great group!! their voices meshed perfectly to make fabulous music! You don’t find groups like them these days! Also a wonderful way to start off my 4 day week-end – I am officially off until Tuesday 🙂
    Have a wonderful evening my friend!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny🥰
      A 4-day weekend? What a lucky lady!
      ENJOY!

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