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Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

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Approximately speaking, “Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons” may be the billing directed at the Four Seasons following the group’s 1960s heyday, simply because lead singer Valli became even more prominent and personnel changes begun to decrease the others to his backup band. Used, both billings could be compatible; many compilations including the group’s ’60s strikes in addition to Valli solo recordings are acknowledged to Frankie Valli & the Four Periods as well. A FRESH Jersey-based vocal quartet which was also almost a self-contained music group (they transported a drummer who was simply not initially listed being a full-fledged member), the Four Periods had been billed numerically as “the 4 Periods” if they surfaced in 1962 making use of their initial strike, the chart-topping “Sherry.” The four people had been Valli (delivered Francis Castelluccio in Newark, NJ, on, may 3, 1934) and vocalist/guitarist Tommy DeVito (delivered in Montclair, NJ, on June 19, 1928), both of whom got also been within the Four Fans, the precursor towards the Four Periods, plus vocalist/bassist Nick Massi (delivered Nicholas Macioci, Sept 19, 1926; passed away Dec 24, 2000), and vocalist/keyboardist Bob Gaudio (delivered Robert Gaudio, within the Bronx, NY, on November 17, 1942). Massi still left the group in 1965, and Joe Longer (delivered Joseph LaBracio on Sept 5, 1941) became a member of. On the trunk covers of the albums and labels of the singles, the Four Months emphasized the current presence of their unique lead vocalist, known for his piercing falsetto by printing the slogan, “Featuring the ‘Audio’ of Frankie Valli.” And Valli released a concurrent single profession in 1965. But through the entire ’60s, the group was billed as “the 4 Months.” Through the 10 years, they charted 39 singles and 21 albums around the Billboard pop graphs, making them probably one of the most effective recording acts from the era. Because the Four Months’ recognition waned toward the finish from the ’60s, the group started to meld its picture with this of its business lead singer, who experienced stepped out with such strikes as “Can’t Consider My Eye off You.” In Apr 1970, the one “Patch of Blue” was billed to Frankie Valli & the 4 Periods, the very first time that credit got made an appearance; the group’s employees, however, remained exactly the same. The Might 1970 LP Fifty percent & Fifty percent was officially billed to “Frankie Valli/The 4 Periods” since 1 / 2 of it contains tracks by Valli being a single performer and 1 / 2 of songs with the group. In 1971, DeVito still left the quartet, starting some frequent employees shifts; Gaudio withdrew from executing in 1972, although he continuing to create and make the group’s information. That still left Valli because the singular first member. The Sept 1971 one “ANYTHING YOU State,” released just within the U.K., was billed to Frankie Valli & the Four Periods, simply because had been the group recordings released on Motown Information and its own MoWest subsidiary in the first ’70s. The only real album out of this period, 1972’s Chameleon, included two Valli single tracks with the others performed using the group; it had been acknowledged to Frankie Valli/The Four Months. Once the Four Months (at that time comprising Valli, drummer/vocalist Gerry Polci, keyboardist Lee Shapiro, bassist/vocalist Don Ciccone, and guitarist John Paiva) installed a major return in 1975 making use of their strikes “Who Loves You” and “Dec, 1963 (Oh, Just what a Night time),” Valli’s name was no more in advance. This appears to have been because Valli experienced also enjoyed a resurgence as a single singer along with his strikes “My Eye Adored You” and “Swearin’ to God,” and designed to decrease his role within the group, preparatory to departing it completely (although he and Gaudio continuing to possess the name, and Gaudio continuing because the group’s article writer/maker). Certainly, Valli did keep the group in 1977, and it split in 1979. By 1980, there is a reunion, nevertheless, as well as the billing was back again to Frankie Valli & the Four Months, seemingly once and for all. The 1985 studio room album Streetfighter utilized that billing, however the 1992 launch Wish + Glory returned to “Four Periods” alone, despite the fact that Valli sang business lead on every monitor. In the meantime, in concert and of all compilations, the credit “Frankie Valli & the Four Periods” prevailed.

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Full Name The Four Seasons
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Songs Big Girls Don't Cry, Sherry, Rag Doll, December, 1963, Walk Like a Man, Who Loves You, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin', I've Got You Under My Skin, Let's Hang On, Opus 17, Bye Bye Baby, Candy GIrl, Save It for Me, Dawn, C'mon Marianne, Big Man in Town, Silver Star, Tell It To The Rain, Night, Ronnie, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Watch the Flowers Grow, Stay, Since I Don't Have You, Lonesome Road, Silence Is Golden, Connie-O, Goodnight My Love, Spend The Night In Love, Heaven Must Have Sent You [Here In The Night], Soon
Albums The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette, Who Loves You, Sherry & 11 Others, The 4 Seasons Greetings, The Very Best, Golden Hits of the Four Seasons, The Four Seasons Story, 2nd Vault of Golden Hits, Reunited-Live, Jersey Boys (OST), Sing Big hits by Burt Bacharach...Hal David...Bob Dylan, Hope + Glory, Half & Half, The Four Seasons Entertain You, On Stage With The 4 Seasons, Streetfighter, The Music Art of Frankie Valli (Anthology), Helicon, Holiday Greetings, Quiescent Point, Take Your Chance, Big Girls Don't Cry, Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast Recording), The Greatest Fusion, Moody Session, Jersey Beat: Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Big Girls Don't Cry and Twelve Others, The Classic Albums Box, Jersey Boys Compilation, Folk-Nanny, The Four Seasons Collection, Christmas Album, The Greatest Hits, Off Seasons: Criminally Ignored Sides From Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Very Best of the Four Seasons, Candy Girls, Apple of My Eye, Christmas with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Stars from Vinyl), Stay Just a Little Bit Longer, Great Vocal Groups, An Angel Cried (And Many More Hits), Art Collection, Love Caught, Big Hit Collection, Me Myself and My Songs, Best of The Four Seasons (The Classic Hits)
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, NME Award for World Group
Movies Witness to the Mob, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Modern Love, Dirty Laundry, Opposite Corners, Movie Songs Live, Eternity, The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons


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1 The original group members were Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Family Guy 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Not Jersey Boys XXX: A Porn Musical 2014 Video performer: "Fuck like a man", "She's really tight", "Big Tits don't lie", "Who dates a Jersey Lady", "Hairy" - uncredited
Rugby League: Challenge Cup 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jersey Boys 2014 performer: "Stay Remastered LP Version", "Bye Bye Baby Baby Goodbye", "December 1963 Oh, What A Night", "Rag Doll", "Sherry"
Saint Laurent 2014 "The Night"
Catch Me Daddy 2014 performer: "The Night"
World Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Sherlock 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Buddy 2013/II performer: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
The Footy Show 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game performer: "Walk Like A Man"
The Help 2011 performer: "Sherry"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Old Dogs 2009/I performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Why Don't You Dance? 2009 Short performer: "Beggin'"
Drop Dead Diva 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: Tribute on Ice 2008 TV Movie performer: "Swearin To God", "Let's Hang On", "Working My Way Back To You"
Entourage 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saving Grace 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Billy Goat Caller 2008 Short performer: "December, 1963 Oh, What A Night"
Cold Case 2005-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hilfe! Hochzeit! - Die schlimmste Woche meines Lebens 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crumbs 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daltry Calhoun 2005 performer: "December, 1963 Oh, What a Night"
The Sopranos 2000-2004 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Freak Out 2003 performer: "December 1963"
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ally McBeal 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chicago Hope 1995-1997 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Tohuwabohu 1993-1997 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Sleepers 1996 performer: "Walk Like A Man", "December, 1963 Oh, What A Night"
Speechless 1994 performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 performer: "Walk Like A Man"
Heart and Souls 1993 performer: "Walk Like A Man"
That Night 1992 performer: "BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY", "STAY"
The Wonder Years 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Doctor 1991 performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
The Hard Way 1991 performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Nothing But Trouble 1991 performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Quantum Leap 1990-1991 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mermaids 1990 performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Babycakes 1989 TV Movie performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
The Experts 1989 performer: "Sherry"
Stealing Home 1988 "Sherry" / performer: "Sherry"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary performer: "WALK LIKE A MAN"
Dirty Dancing 1987 performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Walk Like a Man 1987 performer: "Walk Like A Man"
The Best of Bandstand: The Superstars 1987 Video short performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
Body Slam 1986 performer: "Book Of Love"
Solid Gold 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hollywood Knights 1980 performer: "Rag Doll", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Sherry"
The Wanderers 1979 performer: "Sherry", "Walk Like a Man", "Big Girls Don't Cry"
The Main Event 1979 performer: "Big Girls Don't Cry" - uncredited
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special performer: "Walk Like a Man"
Big Wednesday 1978 performer: "Sherry" - uncredited
Top of the Pops 1976-1977 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
All This and World War II 1976 Documentary performer: "We Can Work it Out"
Summer in the City 1971 performer: "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"
The Movie Orgy 1968 Documentary performer: "Walk Like A Man"
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hullabaloo 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beach Ball 1965 performer: "Dawn Go Away"
On Broadway Tonight 1964 TV Series performer: "On Broadway Tonight"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Jersey Boys XXX: A Porn Musical 2014 Video dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1976-1977 TV Series Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1964-1977 TV Series Themselves - Co-Hosts / Themselves - Vocalists
In Concert 1975 TV Series Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1969 TV Series Themselves
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Themselves
The Red Skelton Hour 1967 TV Series Themselves - Guest Vocalists
Today 1967 TV Series Themselves
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Themselves
The Ed Sullivan Show 1962-1966 TV Series Themselves / Singers
Beach Ball 1965 Themselves
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Themselves
On Broadway Tonight 1965 TV Series Themselves
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1963 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: A '60s Pop Flashback - Hullabaloo 2013 TV Movie Themselves
Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s 2009 TV Movie Themselves
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Themselves
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Themselves
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Best of Bandstand: The Superstars 1987 Video short Themselves
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Themselves

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