#206 – Bob Gaudio – The Jersey Boys

The Jersey Boys was first a successful Broadway musical and now a Clint-Eastwood-directed motion picture, based on the life and music of the Four Seasons. Almost all of the band’s hits were co-written by Seasons’ member Bob Gaudio, who had a big hand in bringing this story to the stage and screen, as well as assembling the accompanying soundtrack.  Icon Fetch talks with the New Jersey native about where the idea for the Broadway musical came from.  Also, he tells us the story behind the Four Seasons’ first number one hit, “Sherry,” how he recorded “Short Shorts” when he was only 15, and what it was like to work with Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond on the smash hit “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.”