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

"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 co-written by Fred with 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