Where would doo wop music be without the beautiful singing and harmonies of The Four Seasons? We need Frankie Valli’s falsetto and Nick Massi’s bass?
Bob Gaudio says that when he wrote “Sherry,” The Four Seasons loved it. They performed it over the telephone for their producer Bob Crewe, who liked everything about it but the name. The first title was “Jackie Baby,” which was in honor of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. In the recording studio, Gaudio changed the name of the song to “Terri Baby” and eventually to “Sherry,” the name of the daughter of Gaudio’s best friend. “Sherry” was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks, starting in mid-September 1962 (and was replaced with the approach of Halloween by Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s novelty song “Monster Mash”). It also went to #1 on the R&B Chart. It was their first international charting success, going to #8 in the U.K.
Group members were Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi.