It has taken a while to catch up with George Ingram who has been ‘motoring’ through his archive of articles and news of releases re The Four Seasons this winter. This is not ‘Jersey Boys’ but the real history……of the real group and their producer Bob Crewe. It celebrates their work and the teamwork that was necessary at all stages in their career and the success this brought.
Below are links to our Newsletters 61 and 62 and our web site is also updated to provide links to updated UK discographies and to Bob Crewe’s SOLO discography which now includes the recent discovery by Musicologist Mike Miler of a lost ABC Paramount 45 of Bob backed by the 4 Lovers on Come To Me and Another Day. Both are Bob Gaudio compositions the latter appearing by Chuck Jackson on his 1962 album ‘Encore’. It is amazing that even today unknown songs can surface like this. We hope to get these rare sides onto You Tube soon.
The Newsletters focus on late 70s articles and the last great ‘original’ hit band line-up of the group as well as obituaries and articles re Bob Crewe who passed away last year. Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio have got a lot to thank George Ingram for as in his Newsletters there is a very collectible scrapbook of many articles not available on the internet. This record of articles interfaces with Frank Rovello’s page at the GILG web site and in Newsletters 47 to 62 we have a published library dating back to 2006.(and a digitized archive going back to 2000) This like all internet data is ‘transient’ and may not be available for too much longer in this digital form. Grab it while you can.
- Newsletters 47 to 60
- Newsletters 61 and 62
- Updated UK Discography
- Updated Bob Crewe Solo Discography
There will be a couple more Newsletters this year before George ‘officially’ retires having left the most comprehensive review of the group’s history and releases ever. We are all indebted to him.
And see our web site for even more on the groups history in The Rise and Fall Of The NEW Four Seasons as well as Master Track information for the groups recordings from 1953 to 1974 and a CD discography upto 2011 compiled by the late Stefan Wreidt.