Category - teen
Short shorts is a song written by tom austin, bill crandell, bill dalton, and bob gaudio and performed by the royal teens. The group originally released the song on the small new york label power records in 1957. The term short shorts was the description two teenage boys had given to the cutoff jeans the teenage girls were wearing during the summer of 1957. The two teenage boys that came up with that term were bob gaudio of the royal teens, four seasons and jersey boys fame and tom austin, royal teens drummer and co-writer of the song short shorts. The royal teens were an american rock and roll band that formed in new jersey in 1956 and consisted of bob gaudio on piano, tom austin on drums, billy dalton on guitar, and billy crandall on saxophone. The group is best known for its single short shorts, which was a 3 hit in the united states in 1958. Eddie platt y su orquesta the royal teens eddie platt y su orquesta the royal teens - tequila popcorn short shorts planeta rock (7, ep) abc-paramount, hispavox hp. But for all of that, theyre virtually a one-hit group, and that one hit, short shorts, isnt too representative of their sound. And, yet, without it, its unlikely that a version of the royal teens would still get gigs in the northeast in the summer of 1999, 40 years after the groups last decent chart placement. The royal teens, best remembered for the catchy 1958 novelty hit short shorts, were formed in 1956 in bergen county, nj, as the royal tones. One of the founding members was bob gaudio, later a prolific songwriter and founding member of the four seasons, another famous group of jersey boys. the videos on you tube are of me and the 4 guys in the royal teens and also of the 5 of us in the movie and on the dick clark show from nyc in feb. 1958 are still out there and can be seen by going to you tube and putting in short shorts or the royal teens. Other girls were never used for the recording, the tv shows or the movie we made.