Robert John "Bob" Gaudio (born November 17, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Bergenfield, New Jersey, where he attended Bergenfield High School. Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Bergenfield is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. Bergenfield High School is a four-year comprehensive Public high school serving students from Bergenfield, in Bergen County, New Jersey. 
He shot to musical fame at the age of 15 as a member of the Royal Teens when he co-wrote the hit "Short Shorts". The Royal Teens were a rock and roll band formed in 1957 known for their single "Short Shorts" a #3 hit in the U In 1958, while he and the group were promoting the single, they met Frankie Valli and his group The Four Lovers as they prepared to perform on a local television program. Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 as Francis Stephen Castelluccio) is an American musician most famous as frontman of The 4 Seasons. The Four Lovers was a 1950s musical group that was the eventual result of lead vocalist Frankie Valli joining The Variety Trio (brothers Nick and Tommy Shortly afterwards, he left the Royal Teens as he was getting tired of touring; the group dissolved shortly afterwards. (Another member of the Royal Teens became a notable star on his own afterwards: Al Kooper. Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt, February 5 1944, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American Songwriter, )
One year after he "retired" from touring, Gaudio joined The Four Lovers. While commercial success was elusive, the group was kept busy with steady session work (with Bob Crewe as the producer) and a string of performances at night clubs and lounges. Bob Crewe (born November 12, 1931 in Newark New Jersey) is an American Songwriter, Singer, Manager, In 1961, after a failed audition at a Union Township, Union County, New Jersey bowling establishment, songwriter/keyboardist Gaudio shook hands with lead singer Valli and formed the Four Seasons Partnership, and Gaudio, Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi became the Four Seasons. Union is a Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. Tommy DeVito may refer to Tommy DeVito (musician, American musician and singer member of The Four Seasons Tommy DeVito, character Nick Massi (born Nicholas Macioci September 19, 1935 - December 24, 2000) was the bass singer and bass guitarist for The Four Seasons (known off and on since 1967 as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - although not shown that way on any of their hit records is an American
Gaudio wrote the Seasons' first hit, "Sherry", within 15 minutes before a group rehearsal in 1962. " Sherry " is a song written by Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. With producer Bob Crewe often assisting with lyrics, Gaudio wrote a string of subsequent hits for the Seasons, including "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn (Go Away)," "Ronnie," "Rag Doll," "Save It for Me," "Big Man In Town," "Bye Bye Baby," "Girl Come Running," "Beggin'," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (the first big success under Valli's name as a "solo artist"). Bob Crewe (born November 12, 1931 in Newark New Jersey) is an American Songwriter, Singer, Manager, " Big Girls Don't Cry " is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. " Walk Like a Man " is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons and featuring the Counterpoint " Dawn (Go Away " is a song written by Bob Gaudio and Sandy Linzer and recorded by The Four Seasons in late 1963 as the Four Seasons Partnership A rag doll is a children's Toy. It is a cloth figure a Doll traditionally home-made from (and stuffed with spare scraps of material " Save It for Me " is a song written by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe. " Girl Come Running " is a song recorded by The Four Seasons and released as a single in 1965 " Beggin' " is the title of a song composed by Bob Gaudio and Peggy Farina and popularized by The Four Seasons in 1967. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, was a 1967 single by Frankie Valli. Crewe/Gaudio compositions also became major hits for other artists, including the Tremeloes ("Silence Is Golden", originally the B-side of The Four Seasons' "Rag Doll") and The Walker Brothers ("The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", originally recorded by The Four Seasons as a Valli "solo" single). The Tremeloes are a British Rock and roll band founded in the late 1950s in Dagenham, Essex. Silence is Golden was a song written for the American band The Four Seasons. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s "Rag Doll" is a popular song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. The Walker Brothers were a 1960s and 1970s Pop group, originally a Rock band, founded by three Californians who became most successful in the UK. " The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore " is the name of a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio.
"Rag Doll" is regarded by many as the greatest achievement of the Four Seasons. The story behind the origin of the song has been told many times. Gaudio was on the way to a recording session and his car was stopped at an extremely long traffic light in Hell's Kitchen. Often, kids would wash the car windows during the long waits and ask for some change. In Gaudio's case, a scruffy little girl washed his window. When Gaudio went to give her change, all he had was a $5 bill. After a moment's hesitation, he gave her the bill because he had to give her something. The astonished look on her face stayed with him and inspired the subsequent song.
After The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album was released in June 1967, Gaudio saw the pop music market changing, and sought to position the Four Seasons into the trend of socially conscious music. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the British rock band The Beatles. One night he went to The Bitter End in Greenwich Village and saw Jake Holmes performing. The Bitter End is a nightclub in New York City 's Greenwich Village. Greenwich Village (ˌgrɛnɪtʃ ˈvɪlɪdʒ often simply called the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern Manhattan WikipediaNFCC#10c --> Jake Holmes (born December 28, 1939 in San Francisco Gaudio was taken with Holmes' song, "Genuine Imitation Life", and decided to base a Four Seasons album upon it. With Holmes as his new lyricist, The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette album was released in January 1969. The album was too radical a change for the group's fan base to accept, and the group had been too "establishment" for the hippies to accept. So the album became a commercial failure and marked the end of the Four Seasons' first period of success. But the album's quirky newspaper-style cover influenced the covers of subsequent albums by Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, and John Lennon. Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the Psychedelic rock movement Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in 1967-1968 Their music is marked by the distinctive vocal style and lead Flute work of front man John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born Appreciation of The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette has grown over the years, and it was re-released on CD (minus the newspaper cover) in the 1990s by Rhino in the U. Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty Record label and production company owned by Warner Music Group. S. and Ace in the U.K. Gaudio and Holmes also wrote and produced Frank Sinatra's 1969 album Watertown. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Watertown is a studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music)
In the 1970s, Gaudio replaced Crewe as The Four Seasons' producer and wrote "Who Loves You" and "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" with his future wife Judy Parker. " Who Loves You " is the title song of a 1975 album by The Four Seasons. "December 1963 (Oh What a Night" is a hit single by The Four Seasons, written by original Four Seasons keyboard player Bob Gaudio and his future Judy Parker is the wife of Bob Gaudio, a Record producer. She co-wrote The Four Seasons ' LP Who Loves You and The songs became big hits for a reconstituted Four Seasons group (only Valli was left of the original lineup; Gaudio stopped touring with the group in 1971 to concentrate on writing and producing for the group and for others). The 1961-1965 Four Seasons membership were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States
In addition to his work for the Seasons and Sinatra, he wrote and/or produced for Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, Eric Carmen, Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack. Diana Ross (born March 261944 is an American twelve-time Grammy and Oscar -nominated singer Record producer and actress whose musical repertoire Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943) is an American Singer-songwriter, Musician, arranger, producer and conductor Eric Howard Carmen (born August 11 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, U Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is a two-time Grammy Award -winning American R&B and Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937) is an American Singer-songwriter and Musician who is notable in the areas of Jazz In particular, he has produced six complete albums for Neil Diamond, as well as the movie soundtrack albums for Diamond's The Jazz Singer and Little Shop of Horrors. Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American Singer-songwriter and occasional Actor. The Jazz Singer was a 1980 musical Remake of the 1927 classic The Jazz Singer. Little Shop of Horrors is the 1986 musical Film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name
In the 1990s Gaudio moved to Nashville and produced recordings for Canadian country artist George Fox, among others. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page George Fox (July 1624 – 13 January 1691 was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers He lured Neil Diamond to Nashville to record the album Tennessee Moon. Tennessee Moon is an album by Neil Diamond. Released in February 1996 it is the product of a collaboration with various Country music songwriters and performers In recent years Gaudio has focused on musical theater, writing the music for the 2001 London production of Peggy Sue Got Married. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Peggy Sue Got Married is a West End musical adapted from the Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name
Gaudio was instrumental in mounting Jersey Boys, a musical play based on the lives of The Four Seasons, which ran at the La Jolla Playhouse through January 2, 2005 and then opened on Broadway on Nov. Jersey Boys is a documentary -style musical based on the lives of one of the most successful 1960s Rock 'n roll groups the Four La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California Events 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers invading the Roman Empire. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located 6, 2005 to mostly positive reviews. In 2006, the play won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented In 2007, it has won a Grammy Award in the Best Musical Show Album category. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. In Jersey Boys, credit is given to a then-teenaged Joe Pesci for introducing Gaudio to Tommy DeVito, thus initiating the original makeup of the Four Seasons. Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an Academy Award -winning American Actor, Comedian, Singer Tommy DeVito (born Belleville New Jersey, June 19, 1936) is an American musician and singer best-known as a member and the lead Guitarist
Gaudio is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music.