Music: "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," Frankie Valli (1975)


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Was that Lulu, of To Sir with Love fame, doing the intro?

I can’t hear this song without thinking of “The Deer Hunter.”

The jacket? How about the collar (wings?) on the pink shirt?

He definitely has the required number of flair.

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Want to see the David Lynch version?

OK, it has nothing to do with Lynch, but it does look like the Little Man From Another Place could come out and start dancing at any moment…

“Doesn’t she look just exactly like Laura Palmer?”

UPDATE: Well dammit, I knew I’d seen this clip somewhere…

1975 was an interesting year in popular music: still a lot of stuff that sounds like it could be from the 1960s, plus stuff that sounds NOTHING like that.

Examples (of the non-Valli type from that year):

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds–Elton John
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything–Barry White
Kung Fu Fighting–Carl Douglas\Junior’s Farm–Paul McCartney & Wings
Cat’s In the Cradle–Harry Chapin
Must Of Got Lost–J. Geils Band
Bungle In The Jungle–Jethro Tull
Fire–Ohio Players
Some Kind Of Wonderful–Grand Funk
You Got The Love–Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Free Bird–Lynard Skynard
Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)–B.T. Express
You’re No Good–Linda Ronstadt
The Entertainer–Billy Joel
Black Water–Doobie Brothers
Big Yellow Taxi–Joni Mitchell
Roll On Down the Highway–Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Lady Marmalade–Labelle
Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You–Sugarloaf
You Are So Beautiful–Joe Cocker
Lovin’ You–Minnie Riperton
No No Song–Ringo Starr
Chevy Van–Sammy Johns
Philadelphia Freedom–Elton John
Shining Star–Earth, Wind, & Fire
Jackie Blue–Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)–Leo Sayer
Tangled Up In Blue–Bob Dylan
It’s A Miracle–Barry Manilow
Killer Queen–Queen
Thank God I’m A Country Boy–John Denver
Young Americans–David Bowie
Sister Golden Hair–America
Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor)–Joe Simon
Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)–Doobie Brothers
Bloody Well Right–Supertramp
Good Lovin’ Gone Bad–Bad Company
The Hustle–Van McCoy
Listen To What The Man Said–Paul McCartney & Wings
I’m Not In Love–10cc
One of These Nights–The Eagles
Midnight Blue–Melissa Manchester
Why Can’t We Be Friends–War
Jive Talkin’–Bee Gees
Disco Queen–Hot Chocolate
Sweet Emotion–Aerosmith
At Seventeen–Janis Ian
Fight The Power - Part 1–Isley Brothers
Someone Saved My Life Tonight–Elton John
Feel Like Makin’ Love–Bad Company
Send In The Clowns–Judy Collins
Fame–David Bowie
Get Down Tonight–K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Ballroom Blitz–Sweet
Tush–ZZ Top
Miracles–Jefferson Starship
Lyin’ Eyes–The Eagles
Heat Wave/Love Is A Rose–Linda Ronstadt
Born To Run–Bruce Springsteen
Nights On Broadway–Bee Gees
That’s The Way (I Like It)–K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Saturday Night–Bay City Rollers
Fox On The Run–Sweet
You Sexy Thing–Hot Chocolate
Evil Woman–Electric Light Orchestra
Over My Head–Fleetwood Mac
Convoy–C.W. McCall

That drummer!

Yep. This is the first thing that popped into my head as soon as I saw the post. I can’t listen to any version of this song without thinking of this video. I though I saw it here first as well, and your update confirms it.

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