I found it very interesting how Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote many of the songs performed by the Four Seasons, used his imagination to write the songs.
I know all writers or musicians do the same thing but in the movie, it was obvious each time he had a thought that would turn out to be a “hit” soon. The movie was directed by Clint Eastwood and was a huge success.
Even their name (they had already tried many that didn’t work) Four Seasons, popped out of no where one night.
BOB GAUDIO: Sherry “ it just jumped out and actually put the lyrics as simple as they were because I didn’t have a tape recorder. And it was the only way I thought I could remember the melody. So if I had the lyrics, I’d sing it on the way down and retain it, and I did.”
BOB GAUDIO, Big Girls Don’t Cry.“I was dozing off while watching the John Payne/Rhonda Fleming/Ronald Reagan movie Tennessee’s Partner (1955) when he heard Payne’s character slap Fleming in the face. After the slap, Fleming’s character replied, “Big girls don’t cry.” Gaudio wrote the line on a scrap of paper, fell asleep, and wrote the song the next morning.”
BOB GAUDIORagdoll “One time I was going to the studio and a very small hand reached up to try and clean the window.“I realized it was a very small female, and she was young, couldn’t have been more than 9. And I looked at her face, and she looked like the song.
She looked like a ragdoll. She barely got the window done, and I reached in my pocket for some change and I didn’t have anything but a $20 bill.”
I found that interesting.
Using Your Creative Imagination For Success
Napoleon Hill talks about using our creative imagination in the book “Think and Grow Rich”. One particular story he relates is the story of “The Enchanted Kettle” as well as several others.