Thursday, February 15, 2018

Musical Interlude: December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)(1975)

The Four Seasons' final #1 hit landed atop the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1976, and was a change of pace for the band.

Drummer Gerry Polci is on lead vocal, while regular lead singer Frankie Valli was heard on the bridge portion. "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" was written by producer Bob Gaudio and his then-sweetheart, Judy Parker, and, in  a way, reflected their own beginnings as a couple.

While the Four Seasons swam against the tide of the British Invasion in the 60's, and incorporated a sort-of disco sound on "December 1963", this would be the end of their run on the charts, just when we all thought they were making a major comeback.


magicdog said...

Despite the group trading in their doo-wop sound for a disco one, I always liked this song.

However, Frankie Valli himself after a while WAS the band once the band changed its name to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. He was a Vegas staple for years.

hobbyfan said...

He even did some acting during the 70's, IIRC.