On February 22, 1974,
legendary songwriter/producer/recording star,
Bob Crewe was interviewed by
Jim Stone of WLNZ radio in Lansing, Michigan.
Crewe is perhaps best remembered for his extremely
successful hits co-written with Bob Gaudio for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons,
many other amazing accomplishments and is still going strong today.
But one of Bob's most proudest and happiest moments was working with Bobby Darin at Motown records.
Crewe worked with Bobby in the studio shortly before Bobby's death
Bobby's single "Happy" as well as undertaking the bittersweet
and sombering task of assembling the Motown tribute LP
Darin 1936-1973, which was released
shortly after this interview was conducted.
In the interview, Crewe shares his thoughts about Bobby, both personally and professionally,
and how he put together the album.
We have been given permission by Bob Crewe and Crewe and Darin friend
to share the interview.
Technical Note: Please note this interview comes
from the original master tape from 1974 and has a few drop outs,
For more information on Bob Crewe visit:
but the thoughts
of Bob Crewe are priceless.
Bob Crewe at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Bob Crewe's paintings
Pictures from the "Happy" recording session
Sitting In On a Bobby Darin Recording Session
by Harriet Wasser
Special Thanks to Bob Crewe, Jim Stone, WLNZ radio in Lansing, Michigan,
and Harriet "Hesh" Wasser.