Welcome to This Day in Barrington History
Good morning and welcome to February 21 and Day 52 of 365 in Barrington, Illinois! You’ll find our stories of the day – past, present & future (events) – right here on today’s DailyPage. Because every day has its own rhythm, we’re sharing a song of the day here at 365Barrington.com.
On this day, February 21, 1976 – The Four Seasons were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘December ’63 “Oh What A Night“. The group’s only UK No.1. It repeated the feat on the US Billboard Hot 100 on March 13, 1976.
According to the co-writer and longtime group member Bob Gaudio, the song’s lyrics were originally set in 1933 with the title “December 5th, 1933,” and celebrated the repeal of Prohibition, but the lyrics were changed at the urgings of Frankie Valli and lyricist Parker to reposition the song as a nostalgic remembrance of a young man’s first affair with a woman, and, more specifically, Gaudio’s courtship with his wife, Judy Parker.
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Song of the Day
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