Frankie Valli

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Stephen Castelluccio, 3 May 1934 (1937 is also regularly cited), Newark, New Jersey, USA. Originally a solo singer recording under the names Frank Valley and Frank Valley And The Travelers, he joined the Variatones in 1954. They made their first records as the Four Lovers but achieved lasting success when they became the 4 Seasons in 1962. Although he was lead singer with the group, Valli also had a solo recording career, starting with ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)’ and ‘(You’re Gonna) Hurt Yourself’ in 1965. Valli scored a million-seller in 1967 with ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’. From the attendant solo album came further US hits, ‘I Make A Fool Of Myself’, and ‘To Give (The Reason I Live)’ while ‘You’re Ready Now’ was a reissued success in Britain in 1971.

Valli and producer Bob Gaudio now set up a dual career, with Valli recording for Private...

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