Prolific songwriter and producer Bob Gaudio
was presented with three BMI Million-Air certificates, noting the major success of two hit songs he co-wrote with former Four Seasons bandmate Bob Crewe. "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" earned two certificates acknowledging both seven and eight million broadcast performances of the 1967 Frankie Valli classic, also recorded by a slate of other artists. "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," recorded by the Walker Brothers, was also honored for accumulating two million plays.
|BMI's Joyce Rice presents songwriter/producer Bob Gaudio with three Million-Air certificates. Photo by Brian Tipton|
Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 with the Four Seasons, Gaudio is currently preparing for the Broadway launch of "Jersey Boys," a musical based loosely on the history of the legendary chart-topping quartet. Already gaining rave reviews from its record run at the La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, the show's Broadway debut is slated for November 6 at the Virginia Theatre.