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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monday Music "December 1963(Oh What a night)

I wanted to get this issue of Monday Music out yesterday and was unable to.  I was real busy yesterday and earlier today.  I always liked this song and it always reminded of the what I called the "Do-wop" songs of the late 50's and early 60's.  This song sounded soo clean compared to the disco and heavy rock songs that were starting to come out on the airwaves.
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Who Loves You is an album by The Four Seasons. It was released in 1975 on Warner/Curb Records.
"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 wife Judy Parker, produced by Gaudio, and included on the group's album, Who Loves You (1975).
The song features drummer Gerry Polci on lead vocals, with the usual lead Frankie Valli singing the bridge sections and backing vocals, and bass player Don Ciccone (former lead singer of The Critters) singing the falsetto part (And I felt a rush like a rolling bolt of thunder / Spinning my head around and taking my body under).

      According to the co-writer and longtime group member Bob Gaudio, the song was originally set in 1933 with the title "December 5th, 1933," and celebrated the repeal of Prohibition, but the lyrics were changed at the urgings of Frankie Valli and lyricist Parker to reposition the song as a nostalgic remembrance of a young man's first affair with a woman, and, more specifically, Gaudio's courtship with his wife, Judy Parker.




    The single was released in December 1975 and hit number one on the UK Singles Chart on February 21, 1976. It repeated the feat on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on March 13, 1976, remaining in the top spot for three weeks and one week on Cash Box. Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song for 1976. On April 10th of the same year, it topped the RPM National Top Singles Chart in Canada. Drummer Gerry Polci sang lead with bassist Don Ciccone and long-time frontman Frankie Valli singing the bridge and refrain.

2 comments:

  1. That one is one I remember! :-) Finally!!!

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  2. That one is one I remember! :-) Finally!!!

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