The next song to hit the top spot on the record charts in 1967 was by Francesco Stephen Castelluccio. You will know him better by his stage name, Frankie Valli. After many hit songs with his group, The Four Seasons, he had his first solo hit with “Can’t Take My Eyes Of You.” That song was written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio (the keyboard player of The Four Seasons). Frankie would do more solo songs and at the same time continue with the group. Even at age 83 he still is touring. Check out the website for tour dates, photos etc.
I heard The Four Seasons (with Frankie) about 1965. They were appearing at the Chemung County Fair and I tried to see them through a hole in a board fence but couldn’t see them no matter how hard I tried. I still could hear them. They sounded great even on my side of the fence!
“Can’t Take My Eyes Of You” was the top song on the Cash Box record chart for two non-consecutive weeks; July 9 – 15 and again July 23 -29. The song didn’t make it up to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It did make it up to #2 for the week of July 16 -22 but couldn’t knocked The Association with “Windy” off number one.