Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)

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"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"
Single by John Fred and his Playboy Band
from the album Agnes English
B-side Out Of Left Field
Released October 1967
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:55
Label Paula Records
Writer(s) John Fred Gourrier, Andrew Bernard
Certification Gold (U.S.)

"Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" is a song that was a hit for the Louisiana-based John Fred and his Playboy Band in late 1967. The song was jointly written and composed by Fred and bandmate Andrew Bernard.

Arrangements and content[edit]

The song features strings, brass, a sitar, piano, bass, guitar, drums, breathing sounds, and dissonant string sounds. Its title is a play on, and a mondegreen of, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." (Fred thought the lyrics were "Lucy in disguise with diamonds" when he first heard the selection.)[1][2]

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."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached #1 in the U.S., Germany[4] and Switzerland,[5]#3 in Great Britain and Ireland.[6] and #25 in Canada

Cover versions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kasser, Tom (July 2013). Lucy in the Mind of Lennon. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-974760-3. 
  2. ^ "Seven things you didn't know about "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"". blog.oup.com. Oxford University Press. July 9, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bronson, Fred. Billboard Book of Number One Songs. 
  4. ^ Ehnert, Günter (1999). HIT BILANZ Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980. ISBN 3-922542-24-7
  5. ^ Swiss Music Charts Number-Ones (1968)
  6. ^ Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) UK chart position Retrieved 09-21-11

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Preceded by
"Hello, Goodbye" by The Beatles
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
January 20, 1968 – February 2, 1968
(two weeks)
Succeeded by
"Green Tambourine" by The Lemon Pipers