Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Why are the corporate record companies and even the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" rewriting the history of 1960s Rock?
I could not agree more! This corporate greed of changing classic rock groups to meet the marketing needs of record distributors is out of hand. Come one, the Four Seasons, like the Beatles and the Beach Boys are not just another “Boy Band”. These groups all had major talent and the Four Seasons were much more then just some greatest hits by Frankie Valli. The true Four Seasons of the 60s were: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Joe Long. But it seems corporate Broadway and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are trying to sell the public a different story- well we’re not buying it! OK, I did buy a ticket to the Broadway Play, it was excellent! But it was designed to be a smash hit and tells the story of how the Four Seasons got their start- sort of. But it confuses us that saw the real show in the 1960s. Where was Joe Long? Massi was not in any of the concerts I saw. OK, I realize it made of an easier story to tell, but lets face it The Real Four Seasons are: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Joe Long. Yes there is like the name implies "4" Seasons.