Monday, 20 August 2012

The Four Seasons - Sherry

On this day in 1962 the 4 Seasons released the single "Sherry".

"Sherry" is a song written by Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. It was their first nationally-released single and also their first number one hit, initially reaching the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on September 15, 1962. It remained at number one for five consecutive weeks, and number one on the R&B charts for one week. The song appears on the soundtrack of 2011 film The Help.

According to Gaudio, the song took a
bout 15 minutes to write and was originally titled "Jackie Baby" (in honor of then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy).

At the studio, the name was changed to "Terri Baby", and then eventually to "Sherry", the name of the daughter of Gaudio's best friend, New York disc jockey Jack Spector. One of the names that Gaudio pondered for the song was "Peri Baby," which was the name of the record label for which Bob Crewe worked, named after the label owner's daughter.

The single's B-side was "I've Cried Before". Both tracks were included in the group's subsequent album release, Golden Hits of the 4 Seasons (1963).

A version of the song was later recorded and released by British singer/songwriter Adrian Baker. It was released in July 1975 along with "I Was Only Fooling" on the Magnet Records label (MAG 34). Another version was recorded by British pop group Dreamhouse, which appears on their debut album, released in 1998. (Info Wiki)

1 comment:

eliane said...

cute! thanks Robert, beijos :)