THE FOUR SEASONS: Bob Guadio isn't into nostalgia
Bob Gaudio is not a nostalgic guy.
The Four Seasons co-founder and principal songwriter tells Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, "If I can’t move onto something new, I’m not interested... I can’t sit and talk about what we did 40 years ago in Newark or something."
That's quite a different attitude from his friend and business partner of nearly 60 years. Gaudio says Frankie Valli "loves to do that and I feel a little guilty but I just don’t reminisce."
Gaudio isn't even eager to hear the songs he helped create. "I have trouble listening to our music on the radio, I am the first guy to reach for the dial when it comes on."
There's only one exception to the "Gaudio Rule." That's Jersey Boys, which begins an Australian national tour this week. He says, "The show is always new to me. The actors...everybody has a slightly different take on what we are about so it becomes a different musical for me every time... It’s like reliving my life with a 20-minute intermission. It’s pretty surreal. Sometimes I walk out very emotional."