Author: Kevin Coyne
October 31, 2014
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Bob Gaudio didn’t think life could get any better. In the summer of 1969, he was living the life of a pop superstar, backing Frankie Valli as a member of the Four Seasons and writing the band’s smash hits. Then one day he got a call from the biggest star of all. Frank Sinatra needed some new songs.
In August 1861, just after the Union Army was routed at Bull Run in the first big Civil War battle, the new First Lady deemed it “absolutely necessary to her health that she should enjoy a release from her arduous responsibilities in the more invigorating air of the sea shore,” the New York Times reported.