Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have been delighting sold-out audiences with their unique sound since their 1962 breakthrough as one of the hottest bands of all time. Taking their name from a New Jersey cocktail lounge where they flunked an audition, band members Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, and Bob Gaudio had a rather slow beginning. However, nearly eight years after forming their group, Valli and the Seasons became an overnight sensation with the release of their No. 1 hit song, “Sherry”. Riding on the sudden success of the record, Gaudio worked with Bob Crewe to immediately compose two more No. 1 hits for the Seasons: “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.” From 1962 to 1978, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sold more than 100 million records, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Amid the rising success of the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli balanced a successful solo career. With the 1967 release of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” he established himself as a solo superstar that would fuel his continued success even after Massi, DeVito, and Gaudio left the group by the early 70’s. As the only original member of the Four Seasons, Frankie has toured almost continuously since 1962, and his songs have been omnipresent in such movies as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing, Mrs. Doubtfire, Conspiracy Theory, and The Wanderers. Frankie and his legendary group have seen countless waves of success, not the least of which stem from the Tony Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which highlights hit songs such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Rag Doll”.