Four Seasons from the UK

Bob Fisher – Gone But Never Forgotten

Bob Fisher
I have just lost my friend and collaborator who worked tirelessly with me to compile the tracks for the forthcoming Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Box Set. Bob Fisher, formerly of Motown Records UK as well as Sequel and Westside, passed away peacefully yesterday following a heart attack.

We embarked in 2018 with a commitment to check every source we could find to assemble an historic and career spanning tribute to Frankie Valli and all of his Four Seasons and say thank you for all the joy they have brought us and the rest of the fans.

We found what we believed was 90% of what has survived and committed to continue in whatever follows this box set to find the rest including the 20+ unreleased tracks still in the Motown Archive, the tracks hidden on 200 plus 5 inch reels[many unmarked]and on the 1970 stored 16 track tapes in the Four Seasons Partnership Storage. I'll keep the searching going Bob and get Bob Gaudio to give us the rest!!!!!.......He and I, have pioneered what we believe will be a resurgence and popularity in Frankie and the group after this 5 decade compilation is released next year to coincide with the NEW Jersey Boys TV Movie and Frankie’s planned UK Tour.

Bob worked at Motown Records UK and was responsible for the release of ‘Life and Breath’ on 45 in the UK in 1975. His Westside 2 CD compilation of ‘Bob Crewe Presents….The Dynavoice Story’ remains legendary.

His great friend Tony Rounce of ACE Records perhaps best sums up the fan he was.

His first musical love affair - a lifelong one – was with the Four Seasons, ‘Sherry’ being the first record he ever bought. Bob has spent much of the last few years working on a 42 (that’s forty two!) CD boxed set of the Seasons and solo Frankie Valli’s complete recordings. It would have come out by now, had the pandemic not got in the way. It’s due out next year, and it breaks my heart that, having driven it over the finish line, Bob will never own a copy of what he regarded as the most satisfying achievement of his long career as a record man…”

But he was a great man and a music guru for soul, blues and pop music collectors. He will be missed by so many and our thoughts are with his family and friends. I have lost my best ever collaborator who has helped put together the best ever Four Seasons compilation which will change the view of their career for future generations. Thanks Bob….my dear friend.

Ken Charmer


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