"True Love Ways" was written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and recorded with the Dick Jacobs Orchestra four months before the singer’s death. It was Holly’s last studio session. The songs “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”, “Raining in my Heart”, and ”Moondreams” were also recorded during that final session.
The song "Big Girls Don’t Cry" hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962, and, like its predecessor "Sherry", spent five weeks in the top position. The song also made it to number one, for three weeks, on Billboard‘s Rhythm and Blues survey.
Frankie Valli(Francesco Stephen Castelluccio) turned 82 in May.