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Valli's birth year has been called into question. Valli never addressed the issue himself, until the posting at the Official Frankie Valli Site, sponsored by his current record label, Universal Records. Valli's desire to sing in public was initially granted when, having heard Valli sing, the group offered him a guest spot when the group performed.
For his part, Valli played bass and sang. He cut his first single, "My Mother's Eyes", in as "Frankie Valley", a variation on a name he adopted from "Texas" Jean Valli, a female hillbilly singer as discussed Exile - Enya - Watermark a article.
As a result, his first single was listed under 'Frankie Valley', and ציפור לבנה - סי היימן* - רגעי סי name stuck—though he eventually Theres A Small Hotel - Jimmy Smith - Eighteen Classic Albums it to the same spelling Inas part of an audition backing a female singer, the group impressed New York record man Peter Paul, who had them auditioning at RCA Victor a week later.
Renamed The Four Loversthe group recorded several singles and one album's worth of tracks. They had a minor hit with " You're the Apple of My Eye " in Massi was in and out of the group, and, occasionally Charles Calello joined on accordion. The group continued to perform untilTraces - Santo & Johnny - Guide To Love Bob Gaudio became a member.
After a few more changes, the group was renamed "The 4 Seasons" after a cocktail lounge the group was at after auditioning in a big suburban bowling alley in As the lead singer of The Four Seasons, Valli had a string of hits beginning with the number-one hit " Sherry " in As a footnote to this period of his career with The Four Seasons, the group's bassist and vocal arranger Nick Massi was replaced in by Charlie Calello, the group's instrumental arranger, and, then shortly thereafter, Calello was replaced by Joseph LaBracio, who went by the pseudonym Joe Long.
During the s, Gaudio and his then-songwriting partner, producer Bob Creweworked with Valli to craft solo recordings with varying degrees of success. The potential Nessbeth - Ey!
(File) dominate the charts with group and solo recordings was great, and Valli, Gaudio and Crewe occasionally rose to Edge Of Time - Dom - Edge Of Time (Vinyl, LP, Album, LP) occasion with both great performances and commercial hits. The Walker Brothers version was a huge success. Valli continued to record solo performances and finally reached major success with the release of " Pity - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons* - The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Valli And The Fabulous Fou Take My Eyes Off You ", which reached number two in the charts and was widely recorded by many other artists.
Valli's debut solo album was a gathering together of various single releases and a few new recordings. Before the release of Valli's second solo album, a single was released in July with the A-side "I Make a Fool of Myself", a record that reached number TimelessValli's second solo album release was more coherent and Valli took more time in recording it.
Inhe sang the theme song for the film version of the stage play Greasea song written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Geeswhich became a number one hit. He had two further chart successes the following year, "Save Me, Save Me" in Novemberwhich entered the Billboard Easy Listening chart ; and "Fancy Dancer" in Januarywhich entered the pop charts.
Valli began suffering from otosclerosis inforcing him to "sing from memory" in the latter part of the s. Surgery performed by Los Angeles ear specialist Victor Goodhill restored most of his hearing by Inthe musical Jersey Boys opened on Broadway. The musical dramatizes several real-life incidents from Valli's life, including his estrangement from daughter Francine, who died in The show has been widely acclaimed, financially successful, and won six Tony Awards.
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This musical was adapted into a film of the same name directed by Clint Eastwoodwith Pity - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons* - The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Valli And The Fabulous Fou again appearing as Valli. In OctoberValli released Romancing the '60san album containing covers of his favorite songs from the s, two of which—"Sunny" and "Any Day Now"—he had previously recorded.
Valli made an appearance in on Miami Vice season 2 episode 5 titled "Buddies". He played Frank Doss, a Mafia Boss. He appeared in the film And So It Goes.
Valli has been married three times. He married his first wife, Mary, who already had a two-year-old daughter, when he was in his early twenties. They raised two daughters together and divorced 13 years later in He married Mary Ann Hannagan inand that marriage lasted eight years. He then married Randy Clohessy in ; the couple had three sons and separated in Inhis stepdaughter, Celia, was killed when she fell off a fire escape, and six months later his youngest daughter, Francine, reportedly died from a drug overdose.
One issue in Pity - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons* - The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Valli And The Fabulous Fou third divorce went up on appeal to the Supreme Court of California : whether a life insurance policy purchased in was community property.
On May 15,the state supreme court unanimously affirmed the trial court's ruling that the policy was community property and not Randy's separate propertyin an opinion signed by Associate Justice Joyce Kennard. Many of Valli's solo recordings recorded before included the participation of one or more members of The Four Seasons.
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