Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)

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"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"
Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band.jpg
Single by John Fred & His Playboy Band
from the album Agnes English
B-side"Out of Left Field"
ReleasedOctober 1967
GenrePop rock
Length2:55
LabelPaula Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • John Fred Gourrier
  • Andrew Bernard

"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" is a song that was a hit for the Louisiana-based John Fred & 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, the Beatles song "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]

In January 1968, the song reached number one in the US and became a gold record. It also hit number one in Germany,[4] Switzerland,[5] and Australia,[6] and number 3 in both Canada[7] and the United Kingdom.[8]


Cover versions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  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.
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  6. ^ a b "GGo-Set National Top 40 - 20 March 1968". www.poparchives.com.au.
  7. ^ a b "Top RPM Singles: Issue 100165." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
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  9. ^ "Every AMR Top 100 Single in 1968". www.top100singles.net.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  15. ^ "Indice per Interprete: F" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Judy in Disguise With Diamonds". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  17. ^ "All Japan Pop 20 charts 1967-1970". UKMIX Forums. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – John Fred & His Playboy Band" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". www.flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
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  22. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  23. ^ "Listas de superventas: 1968". 27 July 2020.
  24. ^ "The Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
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  27. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1968". Ultratop. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  28. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (2013-07-17). "Image : RPM Weekly". www.bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
  29. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1968". Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  30. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 1968 - swisscharts.com". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
  31. ^ http://www.sixtiescity.net/charts/68chart.htm#top100
  32. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1968/Top 100 Songs of 1968". www.musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
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