The Tremeloes; "Silence is Golden". A song co-written by Bob Gaudio of the American rock band, The Four Seasons, with Bob Crewe. It was released as a B-side to the hit song "Rag Doll," in 1964. It was later recorded by the English band The Tremeloes, whose recording was a #1 hit in the UK Singles Chart on 18 May 1967. Guitarist Rick West sang lead vocal on Silence Is Golden.