Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)
|"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"|
|Single by John Fred and his Playboy Band|
|from the album Agnes English|
|B-side||Out Of Left Field|
|Label||Paula Records 282|
|Writer(s)||John Fred, Andrew Bernard|
The song was inspired by Fred's listening to The Beatles' hit, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". He mistakenly believed the lyrics were "Lucy in disguise with diamonds," and was disappointed when he read the liner notes. It was also said that the song was inspired by the band's trip to Fort Lauderdale, where they noticed the girls on the beach wearing large sunglasses. The song features strings, brass, a sitar, piano, bass, guitar, drums, breathing sounds, and unusual dissonant string sounds.
The other members of the Playboy band did not like the unusual slow abrupt ending with Fred intoning the final line: "I guess I'll just take your glasses." However, Fred was the band leader and insisted on that ending. "Judy in Disguise" went on to knock "Hello, Goodbye", a Beatles tune, off the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in January 1968.
Los Quando's released a spanish version in 1968 in one of their EP's, with the title of "Judy con disfraz" with spanish lyrics by Julio Guiu Sr.
Gary Lewis and the Playboys released a cover version on their 1968 album, Gary Lewis Now! Silicon Teens, the virtual British electronic new wave pop group created by Mute Records founder Daniel Miller, released a radically different electropop version in 1979.
- List of number-one hits of 1968 (Germany)
- List of number-one hits of 1968 (Switzerland)
- List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1968 (U.S.)
- "Cash Cows", Cajun Pawn Stars, the History channel, June 20, 2012. Andrew Bernard paid a visit to the Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center in Alexandria, Louisiana to sell memorabilia connected with the song.
- Bronson, Fred. Billboard Book of Number One Songs.
- Ehnert, Günter (1999). HIT BILANZ Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980. ISBN 3-922542-24-7
- Swiss Music Charts Number-Ones (1968)
- Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) UK chart position Retrieved 09-21-11
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|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
January 20, 1968 – February 2, 1968
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