I can sing along with so many of them even now, remembering all the words. They were clean words, too - no songs here that you would wince at if any of your children started to sing them.
I don't know how this 50th anniversary is measured, incidentally- does anyone out there know?
By this date in 1962, the Four Seasons already had their first hit, Sherry, which stayed #1 for five weeks. (this was way before the co-founder Frankie Valli's name was added to the group's title).
After Sherry, they followed up with (sorry, poor quality) another #1 hit that stayed #1 for five weeks, Big Girls Don't Cry.
They would end up with eight number one songs, one of which, Rag Doll, was voted by listeners of a NYC radio station as the "#1 song of all time".
Even my spouse, who favors hard rock, remembers the Four Seasons fondly and loves the song "Rag Doll". Can you imagine - loving Metallica and Rag Doll?
Any other Four Seasons fans out there? What's your favorite Four Seasons song?