There are musical acts that I have always enjoyed. I have written in this about The Beatles, the Monkees and my love of Motown.
As a kid I would tell people that when I grew up I want to be a “TEMP A TOP OR A PIP”
But I would bet you will be surprised to find out I love the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
And for some reason there are moments in my life that have stuck in my mind about The Four Seasons.
- When I was about 10 years old I got to spend a month at my Aunt and Uncle’s House near St. Louis and one of the great memories of that trip was with my Uncle Denis. He took me fishing. We had a blast together but there is one moment that sticks in my mind. The song ‘CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU” by Frankie Valli I remember standing by an old transistor radio sitting in a window listening to that song.
- One of my favorite concerts: My cousin Randal came to Memphis and we went to see the Four Seasons at the Mid-South Colosseum. What a great show in not so great seats. We barely had enough money to go so we were in the CHEAP SEATS. No not nose bleed at all but we were behind the stage with a great view of the show from behind! What made it great was a group of girls sitting in front of us started screaming. Franki turned around and sang a show for us in cheap seats.
- Working in radio! I was just starting to learn the radio business in high school and I volunteered to help answer phones for a radio thon at WMPS in Memphis.
After our shift we were invited into the lobby to have refreshments when the Program Director and another radio talent came in to say hi to the young wanna b’s. That other guy was Rick Dee’s of Disco Duck fame. It would be 3 years before we all quacked up at the Duck (that was bad). So how does this tie in to Frankie Valli?
The Program Director offered us an album for our work. I picked a solo album of Frankie Valli. The PD was shocked because at that time everyone was into BTO and the DOOBIES. I told him the story of the concert and we had a great laugh, that album featured the classic “My Eyes Adored You”
- College, I drove my roommate and fellow residents of Ensign Hall at Ricks College nuts listening to the greatest his of Fankie Valli and the four season. I was younger then and could sing in falsetto all the songs. I was kind of in key.
I am still not sure why those memories stick with me but they do.
MUSIC CAN DO THAT TO YOU.
May the Forth be with you?
Insider magazine asked what your favorite Star Wars movie is
And, of course . . . What is your favorite “Star Wars” movie? It’s a TIE . . . between the two you’d expect.
The original “Star Wars” . . . also known as “A New Hope” . . . and “The Empire Strikes Back” both got 13% of the vote. And they were followed by “Return of the Jedi”, with 11%. Naturally. Because the original trilogy rules.
Next up were the two most recent entries into the Skywalker Saga, “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi”. They tied at 4% each.
And not surprisingly, the prequel trilogy got the least love. “The Phantom Menace” and “Revenge of the sith” got 3% each, and “Attack of the Clones” got 2%. (They didn’t include the stand-alone movies “Rogue One” or “Solo”.)
21% of the people surveyed couldn’t pick a favorite, and somehow, 26% said they’ve never seen a “Star Wars” movie. I SAY THESE PEOLE DON’T REALLY EXSIST!
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