It is great to see where the music started, Enjoyed the music and photos!!!
Sat, 13 June 2009 21:30:12 +0000
The best information i have found exactly here. Keep going Thank you
(5) Chad White
Thu, 11 June 2009 23:18:34 +0000
Hi Tom, I really enjoyed reviewing your web site and the history of the Royal Teens. It brings me back to the time when I used to hear Shorts Shorts on the radio when I was a kid. One of those great songs that has a life of it's own. Loved the videos! Keep rockin buddy! Chad
(4) Jim Petrecca
Tue, 2 June 2009 02:05:25 +0000
TOM , A GREAT WEBSITE! IT WAS A PLEASURE MEETING YOU AT MY FOUR SEASONS STREETNAMING IN UNION NJ JUNE 2008. HOPE TO HAVE YOU AT A MEET AND GREET AT MY STORE ONE DAY SOON, YOUR FRIEND JIM PETRECCA YESTERDAYS TREASURES 1265 STUYVESANT AVE UNION NJ 07083 Map
(3) Joni Relyea
Mon, 11 May 2009 03:38:44 +0000
Hi there Tom:
Wonderful wonderful “Short Shorts” is my time of the season. Learning to shave!!!! Wow!! back then life seemed very simple. And your sound remains FRESH to the mind. Those were the days, and the sound shall continue along the grassroots of America. Enjoyed the New Site Tom Your group will be Fab!again,and again for all to enjoy! Joni
(2) Cptn Dick
Sat, 9 May 2009 22:20:44 +0000
Great website. Looking forward to this summer at the Club.
Sat, 9 May 2009 16:45:05 +0000
Hi Tom, congratulations on the Royal Teens new web site.
The term "Short Shorts" was the description two teenage boys had given to the cutoff jeans the teenage girls were wearing during the summer of 1957. The two teenage boys that came up with that term were Bob Gaudio of The Royal Teens, Four Seasons and Jersey Boys fame and Tom Austin, Royal Teens' drummer and co-writer of the song "Short Shorts."
On that musically fateful afternoon, Gaudio and Austin were driving up Washington Avenue in Bergenifield, New Jersey in Tom Austin's red and white 1957 Ford Fairlane 500, trying to figure out what to call the latest song they had written for their Rock and Roll band known as The Royal Teens. Just then, two girls came strutting out of Luhmann's (the local teenage sweet shop) wearing cutoff jeans that were cut so short they were almost illegal. Gaudio and Austin both looked at each other and instantly knew that their new song would forever be called "SHORT SHORTS."