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, 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 early 1968. The song was jointly written and composed by Fred and bandmate Andrew Bernard.

The song features strings, brass, a sitar, piano, bass, guitar, drums, breathing sounds, and dissonant string sounds. Its title is a play on "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

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."[1]

The song also reached #1 in the U.S., Germany[2] and Switzerland, and [3] #3 in Great Britain.[4]

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.

Jello Biafra released a live version as part of his 2015 live album of New Orleans rock and soul covers, Walk on Jindal's Splinters.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred. Billboard Book of Number One Songs. 
  2. ^ Ehnert, Günter (1999). HIT BILANZ Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980. ISBN 3-922542-24-7
  3. ^ Swiss Music Charts Number-Ones (1968)
  4. ^ 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