Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Jersey..........Boys

No, not the Jersey Shore kids or the New Jersey Housewives or Jerseylicious, have you heard of the musical play, Jersey Boys?  It's the story of the Four Seasons, a group that was popular in the 60's.

  It is a big hit on Broadway and is touring the country. Wanda and I and another friend, Cheryl went on a road trip last Saturday to Louisville, KY to see it, and let me tell you, the 3 hour car ride was definitely worth it!  For those of you who haven't heard, it's about Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, a well known group from the 60's.  Their big hits were Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, and Oh, What a Night,  just to name a few.  The story of how the group was started and what has become of them was told between all the great songs.  The actors were wonderful and their voices were amazing!
Some interesting facts about the group that I didn't know that you might find interesting are:
1. Frankie Valli was only 15 when he joined the group.
2.  Bob Guadio was the last to join the group and was
17 at the time.  When he was 15, he had already
written the smash hit, Short Shorts. (Hope
some of you are old enough to remember that!)
He went on to write most of the hit songs for the
3. Bob Guadio got the idea for the song "Big Girls Don't
Cry" while watching a cowboy movie starring John
Payne. There was a scene where he slapped the
leading lady across the face and she looked at him
and said, (of course,) big girls don't cry!
4. Bob and Frankie's partnership started and ended on a
handshake.  Bob and his wife have lived in Nashville
for many years.
For all of us, it brought back a lot of those fun, innocent times of our teenage years!  If you get a chance to see it, I'm sure you will love it as much as we did!

Group names, left to right: Nick Massi played by Steve Gouvela, Frankie Valli played by John Micheal Dias, (Cheryl's favorite,)  Bob Guadio, played by Ryan Jesse, (my favorite,) and Tommy
Devito, the bad  boy of the group, (Wanda's favorite,) played by Matt Bailey.
Till next time........
P.S. Have to tell you this,  on the way to Ky, saw the funniest thing!  In a pasture along side the interstate, a man was putting up a sign that said,  Used Cows for Sale!  What exactly is a used cow?
Does anyone know?  We, (or, maybe just me,) thought it was hysterical!


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